Slawed Turkey Burgers

printed from melskitchencafe.com

*Note: These turkey burgers turn out more moist and tender if you use ground turkey that is 85 to 93 percent lean. I cooked the turkey burgers in a skillet but you could try grilling them. Turkey tends to stick to the grill more than beef so make sure your grill is cleaned and well-oiled.

*Makes 4 turkey burgers

1 pound ground turkey

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

2 scallions (green onions), finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 tablespoon white wine vinegar

2 leaves romaine lettuce, thinly sliced crosswise (about 2 cups)

1 medium carrot, coarsely grated

4 soft rolls, split and toasted (I used this French bread roll recipe with whole wheat flour)

In a medium bowl, gently combine the turkey, mustard, thyme, scallions, salt and pepper. Don't overmix. Form the meat into four ¾-inch-thick patties. Heat the oil in a large 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook the patties until completely cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes per side.

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, vinegar, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Toss with the lettuce and carrot.

Serve the burgers on the rolls, topped with the slaw.