This turkey burger is just as satisfying as any beef burger I have eaten. It helps that I love mushrooms, too!
1 large red onion, cut into 1/4-inch rounds
1 tsp. vegetable oil, plus more for grill
1/2 pound button mushrooms, quartered
Coarse salt and ground pepper
1 pound ground white-meat turkey
1/3 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley
2 ounces Swiss cheese, thinly sliced
4 whole-wheat burger buns, lightly toasted
2 roasted red peppers, cut into 1-inch slices
Baby arugula, for serving
- Finely chop enough onion to yield 1/3 cup (reserve remaining rounds for burgers).
- In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high; cook chopped onion and mushrooms, stirring occasionally, until onion is soft and mushrooms are golden, about 4 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper, then transfer to a cutting board and roughly chop mixture.
Heat a grill to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill.
Season onion rounds with salt and pepper; grill until lightly charred and tender, 5 minutes, flipping once.
In a large bowl, combine mushroom mixture, turkey, and parsley.
Form into four 1/2-inch-thick patties; season with salt and pepper.
Grill, about 4 minutes, flipping once.
Top each patty with cheese; grill until burgers are cooked through and cheese is just melted, 1 minute.
Serve burgers on buns with grilled onions, peppers, and arugula.
Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:
- I used more mushrooms because I love them so much; however, they made the turkey mixture a bit more moist than desired. Next time, I will just follow the recipe, and serve extra mushrooms on the side, for toppings.
Yield: 4 servings
Source: http://www.marthastewart.com, Everyday Food, July/August, 2011