The long weekend.
I actually don’t care what you think about patriotism, and does it seem this year especially that patriotism seems a little…off…somehow? I don’t know, maybe I’m just friends with the wrong people on Facebook and they’re clouding my vision. Or I’m in a bad mood. Who knows.
This weekend we just need a burger, though, right? I actually think I have zero burgers coming to me this weekend, which is a shame, but I had these last weekend so I got my Fourth burger (not to be confused with…eating 4 burgers) ahead of time. Christmas come early!
And you need to make these. Seriously. They aren’t crazy fancy because I’m into plain things on holidays and jacked up things other times of the year, but the garlicky mayo is juuuuuust different enough that no one will be able to accuse you of making frozen burgers with no flavor. Not that there’s a thing wrong with frozen burgers. The key here is the meat seasonings, which are pretty strong and spicy and just GOOD, something else I think is really necessary in a turkey burger because ground turkey otherwise can be kind of flavorless.
You’ll need ground turkey, onion powder, chili powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper for the burgers. Then the mayo takes garlic and onion. Then we need buns, clearly, swiss cheese, lettuce, and onion. I LOVE tomatoes but sometimes find that they get in the way of other flavors, so I left them off of this burger. Add them if you’d like to your array of toppings!
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 clove grated garlic
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2/3 pound ground turkey
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, plus more if you'd like
- 2 hamburger buns
- 2 slices deli swiss cheese
- sliced onion and lettuce, for serving
- Combine the mayo, garlic, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt in a small dish. Set aside until ready to serve (in the fridge if you make this well in advance).
- Toast or broil the burger buns lightly.
- Preheat a large skillet to medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil. Preheat the broiler to high. In a bowl, mix the turkey meat, onion powder, chili powder, cayenne pepper, and generous amounts of salt and pepper with your hands. Form into 2 patties.
- When the oil in the skillet shimmers (usually about the time you've finished making the patties), add the burgers and cook for 5-7 minutes on each side until cooked through. Top with the cheese and broil for 1-2 minutes until the cheese.
- Assemble the burgers: spread garlic mayo on both sides of the bun. Add sliced onion and lettuce, top with a burger, and serve!