I recently made these ridiculously good turkey burgers. Seriously, we were blown away by them. It must have been the chimichurri sauce that’s on the bun. It’s amazing! It’s a very simple chimichurri with garlic, shallot, cilantro, etc. It kind of spicy, which I love. Garlic spicy is a different kind of spicy to me. I can handle garlic spicy.
I had fresh organic butter lettuce, sweet onion, and a side of kale chips with this dinner. I made them again last night and had fresh homegrown tomatoes from Don at work. The fresh tomatoes were sooooo delicious. I can understand how tomatoes are considered fruit when they are homegrown. There is such a difference. I normally don’t even care for tomatoes, but homegrown I can eat plain — like a boss!
The fact that David and I made these again already in less than two weeks just proves how nuts about them we are. Our old favorite turkey burgers were these ones, but nope, now we’re on to these!
I recently saw a status on Facebook of someone asking where the best burgers in Sonoma County was. I wanted to reply “At home!”. I really do believe you can make the best food at home. Of course going out to eat is always fun and there’s reasons behind going out to dinner, but I really do believe these turkey burgers are just as good as anywhere you could order in Sonoma County, if not better.
Cilantro Chimichurri Turkey Burgers
Adapted from The Novice Chef
1 pound ground turkey thigh meat
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup onion, minced
3 garlic cloves
1 large shallot
1 heaping cup fresh cilantro
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Your favorite toppings: Lettuce, Tomato, Onion, Avocado, Cheese, Etc.
1. Preheat barbeque or grill to high heat.
2. In a large bowl; combine turkey burger ingredients. Form into 4 equal patties and drizzle with oil. Grill burgers for 7 minutes. Flip and grill for another 5-7 minutes or until cooked through.
3. While burgers are cooking, in a food processor pulse garlic and shallot until finely chopped. Add in the remaining ingredients and puree until smooth.
4. Assemble the burgers and top with cilantro chimichurri sauce. Enjoy!