Comparing turkey burgers to beef burgers is kind of like comparing steak to chicken. Apples to oranges. There's no comparing the two - they are two completely different burgers.
Personally, I love a great turkey burger and I am always on the lookout for new turkey burger recipes. Ground turkey varies in fat content just like beef and using lean ground turkey breast in a burger can yield a very dry burger. I found this recipe for a zucchini burger on greenlitebites.com. What better way to keep a lean burger moist than to add grated zucchini? Genius idea Green Lite Bites.
Fortunately, I already had some
mini zucchini's from Trader Joe's in my refrigerator.
Zucchini Turkey Burgers
- 20 oz Lean Ground Turkey
- 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
- About 1 cup grated zucchini ~125g
- 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 1 egg
- Pinch of Kosher Salt and Pepper
Mix together with hands.
Shape into 6 patties.
Sometimes I have trouble keeping my burgers from falling apart on the grill so I put them in the freezer while I heated up the grill. (About 15 minutes.) Grill. I put them on the grill for about 8 minutes per side.
Serve them plain...
or with toppings.
Burgers never go out of season. They're good even at the end of February.