BBQ Turkey Burgers

Ok, so my immune system has officially left me to fend for myself. I had a horrid cold that started the last week of January and lasted about 2 weeks. Everything was fine and dandy until this past Sunday when what feels like the same cold is back! Ugh! I’m so miserable. The runny nose, congestion, aches, coughing…it sucks. I’m going to be a hermit this weekend and just stay in and focus on getting better. I think I picked this cold up with all the flying I did last weekend going to Maine. Airports and airplanes must be a breeding ground for bacterie…eww.

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
-Colby-jack cheese

1. Heat frying pan over medium heat.

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.

Source: Sunny Side Up in San Diego

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