I am excited to be taking part in Burger Month today. Kita from Pass the Sushi and Girl Carnivore set up a whole month of different burger recipes from all around the web. There are over 30 bloggers participating, and we are all sharing recipes on different days. So be sure to follow along, there are bound to be some amazing recipes. I have a feeling my menu will pretty much be planned for the rest of the summer. I know there are a few great giveaways as well. Hamilton Beach has donated one of their new Indoor Searing Grills to giveaway during the month. So stay tuned!
Burgers are kind of the quintessential American summer time food. It doesn’t really matter what kind of protein it is made out of, as long as it is formed into a patty and grilled. Everyone in my house loves burgers. Chicken, turkey, or beef; we love them all. Top them with avocado, ketchup, special sauce, some kind of veggies, crispy onion rings, barbeque sauce, bacon; seriously, doesn’t matter! Just pile it on, and as long as it tastes good, we are all happy campers. I had one recently at the Burger Bar that was topped with bacon and pulled pork, I still need to recreate that one at home!
In the meantime, I went with a little bit spicy here. Not too spicy by any means, my 9 year old doesn’t love heat, and he did just fine with these turkey burgers. If you want the spicy, just up the amount of jalapeno in the burgers. Because they have a slight Mexican flare with the cumin and cilantro I topped ours with our favorite homemade guacamole and fresh tomatoes. The boys spread lots of ranch on theirs as well. I didn’t have any, but I think slices of cheddar cheese would also be good melted on top!
- 1 pound ground turkey
- ½ cup onion, grated
- ¼ cup cilantro, finely chopped
- 1 tsp jalapeno, chopped
- 1½ tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 4 hamburger buns
- Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl. Form into 4 patties.
- Preheat grill to medium high heat.
- Place patties on the grill, and grill for about 6 minutes per side or until fully cooked. During the last 2 minutes, toast buns if desired.
- Serve burgers topped with guacamole, fresh tomatoes, and ranch dressing.
A huge thanks to all of the fun bloggers who were just as inspired by a month of burgers as I was and the awesome companies that have donated prizes to #burgermonth , El Diablo Hot & Spicy Mustard, FireWire Grilling Skewers, Hamilton Beach, KitchenIQ, The Spice House, and Wisconsin Cheese