I just love it so. Not only do I get to mix ground beef or turkey or chicken with all kinds of different spices and vinegars and herbs and come up with crazy fun combinations, but I also get to PHYSICALLY mix meat. Like, with my hands.
It's a little embarrassing how much I like squishing the meat together. Some would say it's my siren song. I experience the same insane urge when I'm in the check-out line at the grocery store and I'm eyeing up the individually-wrapped Entenmann's or Little Debbie snack cakes. I don't want to eat them. I just want to squish them to smithereens with my bare hands.
Yeah. Too much? I don't care. I love it.
These burgers are super healthy and very easy to make, and they come with their own special sauce! What's not to like? They don't photograph well...or possibly I just really stink at photographing burgers in general, but they taste very special. I served mine with a side of barley and brown rice with mixed vegetables for a complete meal.
And since my siren song isn't totally under control, I wouldn't leave your ground meat or Twinkies unattended around me. So what's yours? I'm dying to know!
Grilled Turkey Burgers
Adapted from Cooking Light
4 tbs green onions, chopped and divided
2 1/2 tbs orange juice, divided
1 1/2 tbs low-sodium soy sauce, divided
1 tsp ground ginger
1 clove garlic, minced
1 lb lean ground turkey breast
1/2 c reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 tbs Dijon mustard
1 tbs honey
Whole wheat hamburger buns
Large romaine lettuce leaves (optional)
Preheat your grill or a grill pan to medium-high heat. Combine 3 tbs of the green onions, 2 tbs of orange juice, 1 tbs of soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and turkey breast in a large bowl. Make sure the meat is mixed with the other ingredients, but just until combined. Don't over-mix!
Divide the turkey mixture into 4 equal portions, and shape each into a 3/4-inch-thick patty. Place the patties on the prepared grill, and grill 6 minutes per side or until done.
To make the Special Sauce, combine the remaining 1 tbs of green onions, remaining 1/2 tbs orange juice, remaining 1/2 tbs soy sauce, mayonnaise, mustard, and honey in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.