Italian Sausage Turkey Burgers

I can’t take credit for this recipe at all. Although I’d love to, it’s such a brilliant idea. I asked my son the other day what he wanted for dinner and he told me hamburgers. I asked what he wanted on them and he said cheese, and then I asked what else. Then he says sausage with so much enthusiasm. I looked at him a little funny and said sausage on top or in the meat. He says without a thought, inside! So this is what I interpreted his little 3-year old burger idea as, a big juicy burger that tastes like a sweet Italian sausage. Instead of making them with pork, I made them a little more healthy by using ground turkey. I topped them with mozzarella and served them like a traditional burger.

These were the best turkey burgers I’ve had. Adding sausage seasoning makes you forget your eating a low fat turkey burger.

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Italian Sausage Turkey Burgers

Ingredients:

2 lbs ground turkey
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon dried Italian herbs (oregano, basil, marjoram, thyme, rosemary, savory, and sage)
1 teaspoon fennel
1/2 large onion, diced small
1 clove garlic, diced fine
salt and pepper to taste
olive oil

hamburger buns
mozzarella cheese
lettuce
tomato
onion

Directions:

1. Preheat grill or skillet. Combine turkey with onion, garlic and all other seasonings. Mix well with hands and form into 4 patties.

3. Brush grill or drizzle skillet with olive oil. Cook burgers until done, or internal temperature is 170 degrees.

3. Top with mozzarella cheese and serve on buns with lettuce, tomato and onion. Enjoy!

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