Alex’s Turkey Burgers with Homemade Ketchup

Alex's Turkey Burgers

I used to think I didn’t like Turkey Burgers. I had tried making them for myself one time in college and they were NASTY. Luckily, I got married to The Turkey Burger Master and he has forever changed my opinion of Turkey Burgers. Almost every week I put Turkey Burgers on the menu because of two things: A) I know it means he will cook and I can be lazy and B) They are so darn delicious. He always experiments with the flavors a little bit and this week’s burgers were by far the tastiest yet. As a bonus, he even whipped up his own version of homemade ketchup because we didn’t have any on hand. Surprisingly, the homemade ketchup is what took these burgers over the top. What a stud!!

Alex’s Turkey Burgers with Homemade Ketchup

For the burger patties:

  • 1.25 pounds ground Turkey
  • 1/4 c. of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/4 c. grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/2 a small Onion, chopped
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Lemon Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire
  • 1/4 tsp. Liquid Smoke
  • 1/2 tsp. of Balsamic Vinegar

Mix the ingredients together with your hands and form into 4 equal size patties. Grill until done and then top with sliced cheese (we used Pepper Jack Cheese) and leave on grill until melted. Place burger patties on buns (we used Onion Buns from the Bakery section of grocery store) and top with red onion and Homemade Ketchup (see recipe below). Enjoy!

For the Homemade Ketchup:

  • 1 small can Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 c. Distilled White Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • A little bit of water for thinning (as much as you like)

Mix all together and use the water to get it to your desired thinness. Spread on hamburger buns and enjoy!


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