I need to make more burgers! After making these twice recently, I have fallen in love with burgers all over again. If you're not a fan of beef and prefer leaner meats, this is the summer burger for you!
If you happen to be a long time reader, you may remember me talking about the NEED for a new barbecue. Yes, a need. I know, first world problems.
I'll give you a little insight into our dear ol' barbecue if you are just tuning or would like a refresher. Well, first of all, it's 20 years old! I don't think I need to go beyond that statement, but just for fun I will.
Ten years ago, we were graciously gifted a barbecue from a friend who had no need for the big lump of steel. And just to state the obvious, 10 years is a decade! And that sounds like a really long time. Anyway, we were in great need of a barbecue. So, we were given the then already 10 year old barbecue that our friend had refurbished. I was thrilled to be quite honest. I'm not a flash person at all and if it works I'm happy. Easy to please.
I instantly put the barbecue to work and it worked like a charm. But like most things of a certain age, it requires more maintenance to keep it ticking along. Kind of like people...ha! So, the barbecue trotted along for a couple of years with minimal problems and I didn't have too much to complain about.
Until I did of course.
You see, my husband, doesn't cook or barbecue for that matter. No grilling man in this house. Nope. And if he does rise to the challenge, you will be rest assured to get your buns char grilled. With a serious emphasis on the char part. Cooking isn't his thing and fixing stuff isn't my thing. So we're a match made in....well, somewhere.
So, I gently started dropping hints about the barbecue possibly being past it's good years and maybe we should invest in a new one. What? Spend money and get a new barbecue? Oh yea, frugal is also his thing...ummmm. I'm all for reduce, reuse and recycle. But come on, there's comes a point in every barbecue's life when it has to be laid to rest. But not ours, that thing has more lives than a cat with nine lives.
The barbecue was resurrected once again and I continued muttering under my breath and huffing and puffing all through sizzling the kebabs.
This went on for a good six more years. I finally resigned myself to not barbecuing and decided it was possibly overrated anyway. You know what happens when you try to convince yourself of something you know not to be true? It just doesn't work.
Long story short, I got a new barbecue yesterday! I feel like a kid at Christmas and can't contain my excitement. This morning I found myself lovingly gazing at it while I sipped my morning tea. Tonight, it's getting it's first test ride and I'm sure it will not disappoint.
And very soon, I'll be making these Turkey Bacon Burgers without any huffing or puffing.
And right now, let's look at these burgers!
Okay, so this isn't something I normally include in my posts, but you just can't see the turkey in my burger photos!!! So you all just might be thinking there's none in there...hahaha! Anyway, here's a little look into the making of the patties below. Forgive the photos as these are the ones done with my phone for reference and Instagram stories. But you can have a little look into the making of the burgers.
Making the patties.....
Notes about the burgers:
I recommend refrigerating the patties for about 1/2 hour before cooking them. This helps them stay together better. Also, these burgers are quite thin. If you prefer thicker burgers, you will get less patties from the recipe. As well, cooking time will vary.
These can be cooked on the barbecue or on the stove top. I've cooked them on both with great results.
All toppings are mere recommendations, so top off your burgers with your favourite ingredients and I'm sure you'll enjoy them just as much as we did.
I made my own Hamburger Buns but this is NOT necessary. I know, who has time for that, right...haha? But if you do feel up to the challenge, check out that recipe here!
Apart from that, a super easy and straightforward recipe. Great for summer grilling.
Happy barbecuing friends and I'll be back tomorrow with a new salad recipe!
Turkey & Bacon Burger
Makes 8 / Prep time: 15 minutes / Cook time: 15 minutes
For the burgers:
1lb/500 grams ground turkey
1/2 Cup/60 grams breadcrumbs
1 Egg, beaten
1 Onion, very finely chopped
1 Tablespoon HP or other steak sauce
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 Tablespoon garlic powder
1 Teaspoon onion powder
Salt and pepper
Small bunch finely chopped fresh parsley
8 Hamburger buns
8 strips bacon
8 slices Gouda cheese
Sliced red onion
In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey with all the other ingredients. Mix thoroughly with you hands. Once it is combined, form into 8 balls, Then on a working surface take each meat ball and flatten it out to approximately 1/2 inch thick.
For cooking, you can either grill them on the barbecue or cook them on the stove top. The barbecue does give it that extra great flavour. So, if you have one accessible, use it. Put the barbecue on a medium to high heat.and cook patties for approximately 5-7 minutes each side. On the stove top, cook for about the same amount of time.
If using cheese, add 1-2 minutes before they are cooked fully. Remove the burgers and assemble with toppings of your choice.
Click the downloadable link below to print recipe!
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