Super Bowl stuff.
Moving on. If you know us (which we hope all our readers do by now) you know that we both love burgers, good burgers that is. We recently discovered Wingharts in downtown Pittsburgh which serves up the most delicious burger varieties we’ve ever had. The Shipwreck burger with Brie cheese, caramelized onions, bacon, arugula, and white truffle aioli is Declan’s new favorite burger in Pittsburgh.
Now you’ll also know that the burger still remains the one food we cannot master. Maybe it’s the type of beef we use or maybe we haven’t found the right recipe. Whatever the reason, we can’t seem to get it right. We’ve posted two burger recipes before (Pineapple bacon burger and Southwest turkey burger) but they haven’t satisfied our burger cravings.
But then we asked ourselves, do we really need beef to make a delicious burger? Could we use some other kind of ground meat to substitute for beef? The answer is yes.
We have made the following recipe twice in the past two weeks now and we don’t regret it. Why? Because we realized we could make an equally amazing burger from ground turkey or chicken (both were successful). We coupled this burger with fresh greens and a Sriracha mayo and we realized, “this is the most amazing burger we’ve ever made.”
The Most Amazing Burger You’ll Ever Make
To make this amazing burger you’ll need to follow along step by step. If you are feeling adventurous and try something else you like, let us know in the comments below.
Start off by mixing together a pound of ground turkey or ground chicken with an egg, breadcrumbs and salt and pepper. We also seasoned with Penzey Spices’ Bouquet Garni which is basically a mix of savory, rosemary, thyme, Turkish oregano, basil, dill weed, marjoram, sage and tarragon. We know it’s a lot of spices you might not have, but even a few of these herbs and spices together make all the difference.
Form this mixture into 6 to 8 patties. Make sure they are little less than an inch thick.
Lightly dust the patties in flour. This will help form a “crust” that’ll keep the burger nice and juicy.
Over medium-high heat (on a griddle or large non-stick pan) cook the patties 4 minutes a side or until the center of the burger is no longer pink. Remove and let rest for 2 minutes before eating.
While these are on the grill, mix up some Sriracha mayo by adding a teaspoon of Sriracha to a 1/4 cup of mayo. Keep adding a teaspoon of Siracha until your desired spiciness is achieved.
If you really want to go all out, throw the burger buns on the grill and toast them for a few minutes.
Assemble the burger by layering the bun, leafy greens, burger patty, Sriracha mayo and bun. Serve and enjoy!
- 1 pound ground chicken or turkey
- 1 egg
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- 1½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 to 2 teaspoons of your favorite dried herbs and spices (we used Penzey Spices' Bouquet Garni)
- Mix all of the above ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
- Form the mixture into 6 to 8 equally sized patties. Lightly dust the patties in flour.
- Over medium-high heat, grill the patties for 4 minutes a side or until the center is no longer pink. Remove and let rest for 2 minutes before eating.
- Assemble with a bun, leafy greens and Sriracha mayo.
- Serve and enjoy!