The verdict: It's definitely not your fatty red meat "animal-style" kind of burger. But a grown up sophisticated burger for all you burger aficionados out there. Could I have said the word burger any more times? Anyway, this burger (haha) was a definite treat for a weeknight meal. The yogurt and mayo kept the burger nice and moist and the rosemary adds a nice heartiness to the burger. This isn't the type of burger I'd feed to kids, but it's definitely a burger adults would enjoy. It's also healthy and figure-friendly too, might I add! So start your year off right with this guilty healthy pleasure and try these burgers. Burger! :D
Turkey Burgers with Garlic-Rosemary Mayonnaise
Adapted from Giada at Home
- 1/4 cup 0% fat greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup low fat mayonnaise
- 1 tbs + 1 tsp fresh rosemary, finely minced
- 1/2 large clove garlic, grated with a microplane
- 10 oz ground turkey
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 ¼ tsp Montreal Steak Grill Seasoning
- 2 sandwich rolls or burger buns
- 1/2 cup arugula or any salad greens, divided
For the mayonnaise: In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, garlic, and rosemary; set aside.
For the burgers: Preheat a gas or charcoal grill or place a grill pan over medium-high heat. In a large bowl, add the ground turkey, 1/8 teaspoon pepper, grill seasoning and 1/2 of the mayo. Using clean hands, gently combine the ingredients and form the chicken mixture into 2 patties. (I let them set up in the fridge for a couple hours) Place the burgers on the grill and cook for about 7 minutes on each side. Transfer to paper towels and let rest for a few minutes.
Brush the cut side of the top half of each roll with the mayo mixture. Grill for 1 to 2 minutes until slightly golden.
To assemble the burgers: Place the chicken burgers on the bottom halves of the buns. Top each with lettuce greens, and a few slices of tomato.
Accompaniment: tomato and/or raw red onions or grilled onions