When I'm sick I have the strangest cravings. Two days ago I wanted Kraft Mac n' Cheese for dinner and mint chocolate chip ice cream for dessert (has to be the green ice cream, not white). I also usually get a craving for a juicy burger. I know, I'm weird. I don't understand it but since I'm cranky enough when I'm sick, it only makes sense to give in and satisfy my cravings. I had this recipe for a BBQ turkey burger in my huge stack of printed recipes and I decided that this was the time to make it. This was so good! I definitely made a few modifications, but overall this is a great way to jazz up a turkey burger. I really want to stress to not over cook these, ground turkey can get dry very quickly. And don't be shy with the BBQ sauce! It will help keep it moist. I served this with some extra sauce for dipping.
-1/2 tsp paprika-1/2 tsp garlic powder
-1/2 teaspoon onion powder-1/2 tsp salt
-1 Tbsp brown sugar
-1 lb ground turkey
-5 Tablespoons BBQ sauce, divided-1/2 sweet white onion, sliced into strips
2. In a bowl, combine the ground turkey, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and brown sugar. Stir in 3 tablespoons of BBQ sauce.
3. Cut onion into small strips. Saute onions in frying pan with a dash of BBQ sauce.
4. Shape into 4 even burgers. Cook 3 to 4 minutes. Flip burgers; continue to cook 3 to 4 minutes longer, brush with BBQ sauce. Reduce the heat to low, position the cover slightly ajar on the pan to allow steam to escape, and continue to cook for 8 to 10 minutes longer, flipping once if necessary, and continue to brush with the remaining BBQsauce.
5. Top burger with cheese and onion strips. Serve with extra BBQ sauce for dipping.