Congratulations to Heather Smith for Winning the 2009 Cookoff

Artichoke and Fire Roasted Green Chile Turkey Burgers

My best friend cannot eat beef or pork. She was tired of the same old turkey burgers. I had some random ingredients in the pantry so I just started adding to the turkey meat to make it juicy like beef. I made these up and she loved them. Heck I didn't even like turkey burgers until I ate one of these. Now I am a fan. Try em out you wont be sorry!

COOK TIME 10 min
PREP TIME 20 min


4 cup FRENCH'S® French Fried Onions Products

8 tsp FRENCH'S® Spicy Brown Mustard

2.75 lb Ground Turkey meat

12 oz Marinated Artichoke Hearts with oil in a jar

14 oz Fire Roasted Green Chiles Diced in can

8 Lettuce leaves

8 Tomato slices

8 Whole Wheat Buns


Start by measuring out 4 cups of fried onions and placing them in a freezer bag. Begin smashing the onions to a breadcrumb consistency. Then drain the artichoke hearts reserve the oil & dice the artichoke hearts. In a large mixing bowl add in the turkey meat, smashed fried onions, artichoke hearts with oil, fire roasted green Chile’s, salt, and pepper. Mix well and separate into 8 equal parts. Then form your turkey burger patties. They will be extremely moist so form them well. Place burgers in a pan on med-high heat for approximately 5 to 7 minutes then flip only once and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes. On the grill is best. Start your grill to a med-high heat then oil your grill well so that your burgers don't stick. Follow the 5 to 7 minute cooking time as above turning over only once. While the burgers are cooking slice the tomato and wash and prepare the lettuce leaves. In the last few minutes of cooking warm your buns either in a separate pan on med heat cut side down or cut side down on your grill. When the burgers are finished place one on each bottom bun top with lettuce and tomato, spread the French's spicy brown mustard on the bun tops and then place them on your burgers and serve. YUM!
These are best on the grill. You can also use extra fried onions if the patty is to moist.

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