Best Turkey Burger Ever!

turkey-burgerOne request that we constantly get is for healthy recipes that taste good.  This recipe is always a favorite, and can be incorporated into any cookout, party, tailgate, or just family dinner.  It can be put on a healthy burger bun, or sometimes we use a nice firm romaine lettuce, or iceberg lettuce as the bun.  Give it a try – hope you enjoy it as much as we do!




1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 ribs celery, very finely chopped

1 carrot, peeled and grated or very finely chopped

1 small onion, grated or very finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, grated or chopped

Salt and pepper

2 pounds ground turkey breast

1 rounded tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning

1/4 cup hot sauce, such as Frank’s Red Hot (more or less to taste)

Cooking Instructions:

Sautee celery, carrots, onion and garlic in olive oil.  Let cool for 7-8 minutes

Place the cooled vegetables and meat in a bowl. Season with Old Bay, hot sauce,

salt and pepper. Mix and form 12 patties. Heat cast-iron or other griddle or

grill. Add burgers to the hot pan or grill and cook 4 minutes on each side.

samis-bakery-bunsServe burgers on HEALTHY whole grain slider size buns (such as a millet/flax bun from Sami’s Bakery). Top with lettuce, tomato, onion, mustard, avocado… Add hot sauce if desired.

Serve with carrot sticks and celery sticks.