Summer means grilled burgers right? Well not all the time, here’s a little ground turkey recipe I cooked up for the weekend, the Cajun Turkey Burgers. I’m not a beef eater so I have to get creative when it comes to burgers. I normally eat just a normal turkey burger but I wanted something different. Note, that I didn’t use most of the ingredients because peppers and hot sauce just aren’t my thing.
Juicy Cajun Turkey Burgers
- 2 tablespoons green onions (scallions or green shallots) - thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons celery - coarsely chopped
- 1⁄4 cup red pepper (red capsicum) - Delallo®
- 2 tablespoons parsley - chopped, fresh
- 1 tablespoon Cajun spice seasoning (black pepper, white pepper, cayenne pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and paprika) - McCormick®
- 1 1⁄4 pounds ground turkey (minced turkey)
- 1⁄4 cup bread crumbs - plain, Progresso®
- 1 large egg - beaten
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 dash Hot sauce - Tabasco sauce® (optional)
- 1 medium Roma tomatoes - diced
- 8 pieces hamburger buns - toasted
- 1 small head Romaine lettuce
- Combine the scallions, celery, red peppers, parsley, and Cajun seasoning in a food processor. Cover and process until smooth. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Add turkey, 3 tablespoons of tartar sauce, bread crumbs, and egg and mix well. Season with salt, pepper, and hot sauce (optional). Shape turkey mixture into four 4-inch patties.
- Next, Preheat the broiler. Then, prepare a foil-lined baking sheet or broiler pan and place the patties on it. Broil 6 to 8 inches from the heat for 5 to 7 minutes on each side and internal temperature reaches 165°F.
- Stir together remaining 1⁄4 cup tartar sauce, diced tomato, and garlic in a small bowl. Serve patties on toasted burger buns with tartar sauce mixture, lettuce, and red onion.