Simple Turkey Burger

fourth of july recipe ideas

It’s almost July 4th, so obviously the only rational thing for us to do was hit up some of our favorite chefs for exclusive burger recipes for the big day. You can only get them on TNP, so we basically expect everyone’s safari/firefox tabs to be populated by potato-head recipes all week.

We’ll be doing a top five countdown (in no particular order) starting today with The Meatball Shop’s Daniel Holzman, and ending with a TNP original recipe on Friday morning. Enjoy the burger madness, and feel free to make them all Friday in a throwdown. Bobby Flay, we challenge you…

Simple Turkey Burger

1.5 pound ground turkey thigh

1/2 cup finely chopped parsley

3 tsp salt

1/4 cup olive oil

1 clove garlic crushed into paste

4 english muffins

4 thin slices of vidalia onion

4 thick slices of ripe beefsteak tomato

Mustard, mayonnaise and spiced Sir Kensington’s Ketchup

Thoroughly mix the turkey, salt, parsley and garlic together and form four equal patties. Heat the olive oil over medium high heat in a large sauté pan. Cook the patties, 4 minutes on each side. They should be golden brown and just cooked through. Split the muffins and toast, smear mayonnaise and mustard on the bottom bun, add the burger patty, a large dollop of ketchup, the onion, the tomato and then the top bun. Eat immediately with plenty of napkins!

*For Recipe #2 of our July 4th Burger Countdown (Jamie Bissonnette’s Ramen Burger) Click Here

*For Recipe #3 of our July 4th Burger Countdown (Edi and the Wolf’s Wolfburger) Click Here

*For Recipe #4 of our July 4th Burger Countdown (Amanda Freitag’s Turkey Burger) Click Here

*For Recipe #5 of our July 4th Burger Countdown (TNP’s Essential Burger) Click Here

*Photographed by Alli Shepherd