Organic Turkey Burgers (2 Different Ways) with Cheesy Bacon Fries
Weekends usually mark the beginning of my cooking vacation. My time off from the kitchen usually lasts until Sunday – at the most. But sometimes I have to pull out the pots and pans –or in this case the electric griddle – to give the family what they really have a taste for. This weekend it’s turkey burgers. If you are a beef lover, please don't sleep on the turkey burger. I know, I know... I too am always hard pressed to find a good turkey burger. Even though there are now restaurants where you can find a turkey burger, I can’t think of one I’d actually want to get in my car, wait for an available table and spend money on. Restaurant turkey burgers, to me, are usually dry and tasteless - but I'm not having that in my kitchen. We waiver a bit off of the healthy path on the weekend, fried foods are in and green foods are scarce. Thus cheesy, bacon fries were a perfect pair for these turkey burgers. Servings: 2 grown people, 1 teen girl and 1 growing seven year old boy and 1 6 year old girl. Prep Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 25-30 mins Total Time: 45 mins
Ingredients1 lb. organic ground turkey 4 tablespoons of butter Tony Chachere’s Famous Creole Seasoning Onion powder Garlic salt Pepper Or your favorite seasonings of choice 5 wheat buns 3 slices turkey bacon 5 slices of cheese of choice 4 white potatoes cut into long strips ½ cup of shredded mozzarella cheese ½ cup of shredded sharp cheese
DirectionsCook turkey bacon in oven (if you plan to use on your burger) Add butter to ground turkey and mix well with hands. Make turkey patties (I got five out of mine for my family). Season turkey patties with Tony Chachere’s Famous Creole Seasoning, onion powder, garlic salt and pepper or seasonings of choice. Heat electric griddle (I stick to 325, no higher than 350 degrees). Butter buns and toast on electric griddle. Sauté onions and mushrooms Once done set buns, onions and mushrooms aside. Butter electric griddle or pan and place seasoned turkey patties on electric griddle. Avoid the temptation to press on burgers with spatula. Grill 6-7 minutes on each side. Add cheese of choice to grilled turkey burgers. Begin to dress your buttered, toasted bun with condiments of choice. We mostly stick to mayonnaise and mustard – ketchup is held off until the end. Serve turkey burgers with fries. We spruced up ours with cheese and bacon!
Have a wonderful weekend with the family!