Monday, November 23, 2009

Grilled Turkey Burgers & Baked Onion Rings

If there is one meal that I have a difficult time turning down it has to be the great american burger. Living in New York I've managed to make it a job seeking out what many Manhattanites consider to be the best. I've tasted them all from the $5 Bistro Burger (w/bacon of course) to the $32 DB Burger (but I've yet to taste the $120 DB Royale!) I've been to J.G's, Bar 6, Shakeshack, Five Guys, Old Town, Pop, & most recently Minetta Tavern. I must say the black label burger is out of this world!

So in honor of my favorite burgers here's my own version of the American classic!

Grilled Turkey Burgers w/healthy onion rings!

1 pound of 93% fat Turkey Meat
2 Tablespoons of Dijon Mustard
Worchester Sauce
2 Tablespoons of canola oil
2 Tablespoons of Part Skim Ricotta Cheese
Salt & Pepper, Paprika, Garlic & Onion Powder
Red Pepper Flakes

Mix all ingredients together with your hands and refrigerate.

Should make about 4 good size patties.

Grill at medium to high heat in a heavy cast iron pan. I prefer Lodge. Make sure to only flip once.

Top w/ any of your favorite cheese, sauteed onions & banana peppers and serve on a toasted english muffin.

Healthy Style Onion Rings

1 large white onion sliced into rings
Tablespoon of olive oil
salt & pepper (pinch of cayenne if you like it spicy)

Mix together with your hands and spread out on a baking pan.

Preheat oven to 400F degrees and bake for 40-45 minutes or until onions are crispy. Turn onions once during cooking process to avoid sticking to pan.

Serve all together and enjoy!

Sauteed Brussel Sprouts (Optional)

1 package of Brussel Sprouts washed and halved
1 shallot rough chop
Olive Oil
Salt & Pepper
Lemon Zest

Saute all ingredients in a pan until brussel sprouts are slightly tender
finish off with a teaspoon of lemon zest and mix.

Serve immediately.


  1. I love your healthy twist on this typically "not so healthy" meal! I especially love the sound of Baked Onion Rings!

    I cannot get over the $120 Burger! That is insane! The kind of thing that is so crazy, you kinda need to try it!

    Good post!

  2. Thanks Jennie! Let me know how the recipe comes out. Can you tell me how you came across this post? I just started blogging so interested in how you found me.

  3. I found you through the Closet Cooking blog.
    Keep up the great work!

    P.S. I love the name of your blog! :)