So lay off the hamburgers and embrace the turkey burger–only treat it with some poultry respect, not just as a cheaper substitute for beef! My latest turkey burger concoction: grilled and served open-faced on gruyere toast, topped with sauteed baby portabellos and caramelized onions. Easy, requires no measuring, minimal chopping/prep, and far more delicious than a plain ol’ cheeseburger. The knife-and-fork burgers were paired with baby lettuces, toasted goat cheese rounds, and a cane syrup vinagrette (1 part vinegar, 3 parts oil, splash of cane syrup, and tiny bit of creole mustard).
I’m not a huge fan of premixed seasoning blends, but McCormick’s spicy Montreal steak seasoning really pairs well with turkey. The blend contains sage, coriander, and a hint of dill, making it very poultry-friendly. Sprinkle a little on hand-formed turkey patties before grilling, and you’ll never miss the beef.