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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Turkey Burgers with Rosemary Garlic Mayo

The flavor of these burgers was outstanding!  I loved the rosemary garlic mayonnaise and will definitely use it again in the future.  The burgers I will probably use, but with some modifications.  They were disappointing to say the least.  They crumbled and did not hold their shape at all.  Zach put 4 burgers on the grill and only got two mangled ones off, and a pile of crumbs from the other two.  Next time we will try adding some breadcrumbs in the meat mixture, because it was really was a simple and great tasting recipe, not as great looking though!

Turkey Burgers with Rosemary Garlic Mayo
from Giada DeLaurentiis, via 


    * 1 cup mayonnaise
    * 1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary leaves
    * 1 clove garlic, minced

    * 1 pound ground chicken (We used turkey.)
    * 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    * 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    * 4 sandwich rolls or burger buns
    * 1/4 cup olive oil
    * 1 cup arugula, divided (We used spinach since we had some open.)


For the mayonnaise: In a small bowl, mix together mayonnaise, garlic, and rosemary; set aside.

For the burgers: Preheat a gas or charcoal grill or place a grill pan over medium-high heat. In a large bowl, add the ground chicken, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 of the mayonnaise mixture. Using clean hands, gently combine the ingredients and form the chicken mixture into 4 patties. Place the burgers on the grill and cook for about 7 minutes on each side. Transfer to paper towels and let rest for a few minutes.

Brush the cut side of each roll with the olive oil and 1 teaspoon of the mayonnaise mixture. Grill for 1 to 2 minutes until slightly golden.

To assemble the burgers: Spread a dollop of the remaining mayonnaise mixture on the tops and bottoms of the toasted buns. Place the chicken burgers on the bottom halves of the buns. Top each with 1/4 cup of arugula and finish with the top half of the bun.

1 comment:

Me! said...

I would not add bread crumbs. Make sure your grill is really hot and when you put the burgers on, just let them sit for several minutes. They usually fall apart when you try to flip them before it gets a really good sear an them. Hope that helps.