Buffalo Turkey Burgers (on Lettuce “Buns”)

If you’ve been following my blog from the beginning (2½ years ago!), you can tell that I’m a *huge* fan of anything buffalo.  (See the proof here.)  Buffalo sauce quite possibly could be my favorite condiment!  (Now, that’s a bold statement!)  So, when I picked up a package of ground turkey recently and had little inspiration for what to do with it, I decided to go with what I love and make buffalo turkey burgers.

I raided my pantry and fridge for ingredients and came up with this recipe.  As I made the patties, I realized it was pretty loose and wet from the added buffalo sauce (ground turkey can be be wet enough already), so I decided to add some breadcrumbs to help hold the burgers together.  It worked, and it (thankfully) didn’t take away from the moistness from the sauce.  Overall, I was happy with how they turned out.  Next time, I might but a little extra buffalo sauce on the cooked burgers before serving, just to amp up that yummy buffalo flavor!  In fact, I’m already ready for my next buffalo adventure…perhaps this?

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Start by preheating your griddler (or grill or grill pan) to medium-high…

  • Place 1 pound of ground turkey in a large bowl.

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  • Add some s&p.

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  • Pour in some buffalo sauce.

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  • Mince up ¼ of a red onion.

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  • Add the onion to the bowl.

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  • Add some whole wheat breadcrumbs.

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  • Mix well, divide into 4 equal sections, and form 4 patties.
  • Spray your griddler with nonstick cooking spray.

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  • Place the patties on the griddler.

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  • Cook for about 7 minutes, then flip.

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  • While the burgers cook, slice up a tomato and the remaining red onion.

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You’re ready to serve!

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Start by placing a burger on some iceberg lettuce (aka your bottom “bun”).

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Spread a little blue cheese dressing on top (and some more buffalo sauce).

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Top with a tomato slice.

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Add a little red onion.

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Finish with some more lettuce (or the top of your “bun”)(Use regular buns of you’d like, of course!!)

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Enjoy!

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Buffalo Turkey Burgers (on Lettuce “Buns”) (serves 4)

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¾ red onion, ¼ minced and ½ sliced
  • ⅓ cup buffalo sauce
  • ¼ whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • iceberg lettuce
  • blue cheese dressing

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat your grill to medium-high.
  • Combine the turkey in a large bowl with the salt, pepper, minced red onion, buffalo sauce, and breadcrumbs.
  • Mix to combine.
  • Separate into 4 equal sections and form patties.
  • Coat the grill with the cooking spray.
  • Place the burgers on the grill.
  • Cook, flipping once, about 7 minutes per side.
  • To serve, start with some lettuce (as your “bun”).
  • Top with a burger.
  • Drizzle some blue cheese dressing on top.
  • Add a slice of tomato and red onion.
  • Finish with some more lettuce.

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