A peek Into Yael and David’s Kitchen: Turkey Burgers

Tonight, a friend of mine was complaining about not having enough time in the day.  We were talking about how it is so hard sometimes to get dinner prepared in time for the babies to eat and then the babies eat unhealthy.  I was making turkey burgers for dinner and was telling her how it is so easy to prepare.  David loves them and my husband and I love them.  You can use chicken or turkey.  You can also make them little for the kids and big for the adults.

Turkey Burgers

1/2 cup bread crumbs                                                                                                                  

3 tablespoons ketchup

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon salt


1 pound ground turkey (or chicken or veal)

optional – 1 onion – finely chopped or grated

1.  Put bread crumbs, ketchup, egg, salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix.  Add chopped onion or grate in onion.

2.  Add in ground turkey and mix until just blended (if over mix burgers may get tough).

3.  Wet hands and make flat circles with mixture, you could make them big or small, just keep them flat so they cook through.

4.  Heat up a skillet and then heat up oil (enough to coat the bottom) over medium high heat.  Turn flame to medium.  Cook burgers until bottoms are brown (about 5 minutes).  Flip burgers and cook another 5-8 minutes.  Test one burger by cutting in half to see if they are done.  If burgers are burning but not cooked through put them in the oven at 350 for 5-10 minutes.


Oven – Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil, grease foil.  Put in oven at 350 for 5 minutes.  Put burgers on cookie sheet and put back in oven.  Roast for 10-15 minutes.  If underside is golden flip them and roast for another 10-15 minutes.

Broil – You can also broil them, they come out nice and crunchy.

Apple – When making chicken burgers you could grate in an apple.  David loves them like that.