Jalapeno Chili Lime Turkey Burger
Turkey burgers are one of my FAVORITE weight loss surgery recipes!
It’s not even because it’s ground turkey. In fact, I’m of the mindset that it matters more how lean your meat is compared to WHICH meat it is. A ground beef can be 97% lean and a ground turkey could be 85% lean. I would pick the ground beef! Note: the percentage is based on the weight…so 85% lean and 15% fat means of the one pound of meat 15% of that is from fat.
I digress. Back to my ground turkey feelings.
I find the moisture much easier to control in ground turkey.
I love a good lean ground beef burger…and meatloaf…and meatballs. I certainly use lean ground beef in my house.
When it comes to making a fast, indoor, burger patty I prefer to use lean ground turkey on my stovetop in a grill pan.
In fact, to keep more moisture in the meat I sear one side of the burger and then put a lid on it to keep steam trapped under the lid and moisture in the meat.
Then I flip it over (about 4-5 minutes later) and let it sear then put the lid back on.
I make sure the internal temperature of ground turkey is 160 before I take it off heat. You actually want the temp to be 165 but because of something called ‘carry over cooking’ your meat will get those 5 more degrees even when you pull it off the heat.
There are SO many ways to flavor a fast turkey burger at home. I’ll share several of my favorites below.
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