Nothing can replace a good old-fashioned burger but for those looking to cut back on red meat, turkey is a good substitute. There are two tricks to this recipe: Worcestershire sauce and flipping only once to avoid dry patties. Adding a mild cheese like Monterey Jack at the end gives the burger a little extra flavor. For a bit of crunch, sprinkle crispy shallots on top. Pickles work well, too!
1/8 cup chopped cilantro leaves
2 chopped scallions
1/4 cup chopped red onion
2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoon tomato paste
1 pound ground turkey breast
1 tablespoon breadcrumb
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
Salt and pepper
Monterey Jack Cheese
In a large bowl, combine cilantro leaves, scallions, red onion, Worcestershire sauce, and tomato paste. Add ground turkey. Form into 6 patties and sprinkle bread crumbs on top. Set aside.
Meanwhile, heat a small skillet over medium heat and add a teaspoon of olive oil. Add shallots. Cook until crispy, about 4-5 minutes. Add sugar. Stir and let cook over low heat for a minute. Add salt and pepper and remove from heat.
In a lightly greased skillet over medium heat arrange turkey patties. Cook on one side for 10 minutes. Flip over and cook for another 8-10 minutes until completely cooked. Arrange 1-2 pieces of Monterey Jack cheese on top.
While the patties cook, lightly toast English muffins. Assemble burgers and sprinkle crispy shallots on top.