Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Super Moist Turkey Burgers

This is a recipe born out of laziness and a desire for burgers ASAP. Sometimes, when you've got something in mind, nothing else will do.

I wanted turkey burgers, and I wanted them now. Beyond that, I wanted a hit of solid, bright flavour and a moist, juicy burger. Enter one of the simplest recipes I have made in a loooong time.

Secret ingredient? Because, when it comes to burgers, there often is.

Baba Ghanoush in the burger mix.

If you're thinking to yourself: huh, it looks like that burger has got a bite taken out of it, you'd be wrong.

There are three bites taken out of it. See?

Which should really tell you how hungry I was. Let me assure you, though, my love of these burgers doesn't stem from my hunger. These are really, really good.

Turkey Burgers with Baba Ghanoush


1 lb ground turkey
¼ cup baba ghanoush
2 tbsp chopped parsley
1 tbsp soy sauce
¼ tsp marmite (totally optional - use Worcestershire sauce in its place)

4 burger buns
additional baba ghanoush
avocado slices
alfalfa or onion sprouts


1. Gently mix together turkey with next four ingredients (until marmite). Form into 4 patties with a quarter sized dent in the middle (this will prevent the burgers from bulging in the middle while cooking up) and place on a plate. Cover with plastic wrap and let chill in the fridge for 30 minutes or so. Because there's no real binder in these burgers, you have to handle them carefully, so letting them firm up in the fridge is an important step.

2. Heat a grill pan covered with cooking spray over medium heat. Cook burgers in pan, about 7-8 minutes per side.

Serve on buns with toppings of your choice! Some tomato or roasted garlic hummus would be great with these as well.

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