What My Family Eats #2
Mark Sanders


As I continue to chronicle the meals my family regularly eats I thought I would honor one of our Summer staples; the turkey burger. Not only because we make it when the temperatures are warm and inviting, but also because we prepare it during Winter when we want to be reminded of better weather.

To make sure the meat has enough fat, we buy ground turkey that is in patty form even though we reshape them. Be sure not to purchase breast meat only since it has too little fat to hold the patties together while cooking without the addition of egg.


Turkey Burgers

1 lb. - ground turkey
2 tbsp. - worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. - salt
1/2 tsp. - pepper
1/2 tsp. - dried thyme
4 buns

Heat your grill to medium-hot (since we live in a condo that prohibits grills, we use a stove top grill pan which allows us to comfortably make this meal year round). In a bowl combine, using your hands, the turkey, worcestershire, salt, pepper and thyme. Do not mix excessively. Form four round patties approximately 3/4 inch thick from the mixture.

Once the grill is heated, place the patties on. Cook 8-10 minutes on both sides or until firm. Since this is poultry, never cook the burgers below medium-well.

Toast buns and top with whatever condiments and/or vegetables you like. We suggest serving with store-bought frozen tater tots.

Serves 4.