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Recipe of the week: Kid-friendly Turkey Burgers

May 15, 2015

Kid-friendly Turkey Burgers


Makes 6 burgers


These burgers taste so much like real fast-food chicken nuggets you’ll think you mechanically de-boned them yourself!


For the burger mix:

2 lb | 1 kg ground turkey thigh meat

1 cup | 250 mL fresh bread crumbs

1 tsp | 5 mL granulated garlic

1 tsp | 5 mL onion salt

1/4 tsp | 1 mL freshly grated nutmeg

1 tsp | 5 mL freshly ground pepper

pinch cayenne

1 egg


To finish the burgers:

Your favourite grilling rub

vegetable cooking spray

6 hamburger buns


Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. Gently combine the burger ingredients, mixing them together with your hands, taking care not to overwork the mixture. Wet your hands with cold water and shape the mixture into 6 patties that are ½ inch | 1 cm thick.



            Sprinkle the burger patties lightly with rub and spray them with the cooking spray. At this point it helps to refrigerate them for about 1/2 hour to firm them up a little. Prepare your grill for direct medium heat. Oil the grill and place the patties on it, rub side down. Sprinkle rub on the other side of the patties, close the grill, and cook them for 3–4 minutes per side, or until the burgers are cooked through and springy to the touch. Serve the burgers immediately on soft buns with your favorite condiments.