At the beginning of Summer Fareway, one of our local grocery stores, had a great deal on ground turkey. Just $1.25 a pound. I thought it was a heck of a deal and all the incentive I needed to give ground turkey a try.
Until this Summer I’ve never used or eaten ground turkey… at least that I knew of. I picked up 10 pounds of it and my family has been experimenting with it in some of our favorite recipes.
Turns out ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef in tacos and spaghetti. I’ll be substituting it into my chili recipe later in the Fall and Winter.
Since I love a good burger I wanted to see what kind of burgers we could make with ground turkey. Our first attempt was OK but a little too salty.
My oldest daughter and I took that first experience, made some modifications, and came up with what we think is a pretty awesome (and economical) turkey burger recipe.
We’re happy to share our recipe and a video we made below to show you how it’s done!
Easy Mushroom & Swiss Turkey Burgers
What you need:
2 pounds, thawed ground turkey
1 package dry, onion soup mix
3 tbs. worcestershire sauce
8 oz. fresh mushrooms, coarsely chopped
8 Burger buns
8 Slices Swiss cheese
What you do:
Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl. Stir in the soup mix and worcestershire sauce. Add the chopped mushrooms and stir to coat.
Now add the ground turkey and work it all together with your hands. (Don’t forget to wash them first!) You want it all mixed together but don’t over do it.
Put the mixture in the refrigerator to chill for 15-20 minutes.
After the meat mixture is chilled divide into 8 portions and make each into a burger patty.
Grill over medium to medium high heat for 20 – 25 minutes flipping once halfway through. When the internal temp registers 160° top each burger with a slice of swiss cheese and cook for a few more minutes.
The cheese should be melty and the internal temp should be 165°.
Serve on buns and enjoy!
If you’ve never had or made turkey burgers before this would be a great recipe to start with. The worcestershire sauce and soup mix give it great flavor. The mushrooms add an earthy flavor and texture that help mimic a hamburger.
Also, by adding the mushrooms into the burger you’re guaranteed some in every bite. When I’ve had mushroom topped burgers before many, if not most, of the mushrooms end up falling off of the burger.
Since we got such a great deal on the ground turkey I figure each burger (bun, cheese, and all) cost about $1.15. Not too bad for a delicious and healthy burger!