I've been making turkey burgers for years, and I'll be honest I didn't think there was anything all that special about them. I thought they tasted great and that is why I kept making them the same way I always had. It wasn't until I started getting comments from people like "these aren't all dried out" and I've never had a turkey burger that is moist" that I thought I might be on to something. Ground turkey can be rather bland and if you don't add anything too it it will probably be lacking in flavor and have a dried out texture. I think the secret is adding ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and soy sauce for flavor and tenderizing. In this case the bread crumbs create a little space between the meat fibers which makes the patties a little less dense. That, at least is my theory. Why it works isn't as important as the end result and I'd love your comments below if this recipe works for you!
Prep Time: 15 minutes.
1 ½ pounds ground turkey
½ onion, chopped
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
¼ cup ketchup
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
Mix all ingredients together and divide into 6 equal portions. Shape each portion into a patty and grill until done.
These can be prepped a few hours ahead,layered in between wax paper, and refrigerated until needed
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