These delicious turkey (or beef) burgers are made extra flavorful with mozzarella cheese, barbecue sauce, and a hint of Worcestershire sauce!
There’s nothing that says summer like a burger, potato salad, and some fresh fruit (well, for me anyway).
Most of the animal products that Casey and I consume consist of poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy. Beef and pork aren’t eaten very often around our house, and I personally don’t care for either. For this reason, you probably won’t see a whole lot of recipes that use those meats on my blog. Occasionally, perhaps, but not often.
However, one thing I do enjoy every now and then is a good beef burger, and there was a time when I was skeptical about turkey burgers. I thought that a turkey burger simply couldn’t be as good as one containing beef.
Well, after testing this recipe the other week, I find that I will have to rescind that opinion, because these burgers turned out to be quite tasty. Even Casey, after admiting he was initially unenthused on seeing what I was fixing for dinner, announced that they were so good he could happily eat two.
I jazzed the burgers up with some mozzarella cheese, used rolled oats to help them hold together better, and added a little barbecue sauce and Worcestershire sauce.
Instead of grilling outdoors I decided to cook them inside, due to the mosquitoes being in such a murderous state. Seriously, folks, I can’t even open my front door right now without the bloodthirsty swarm attempting to invade my home. It’s like something from an Alfred Hitchcock movie.
Topped with some garden fresh tomatoes, that burger couldn’t get much tastier, and it’s healthy too! Two points for Katherine. Zero points for the mosquitoes.
Note: If you have an extreme dislike for turkey, you can always sub it out with beef. This recipe will work well for either.
Mozzarella BBQ Turkey Burgers
- 1 lb. ground turkey (or beef)
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup +1 Tablespoon barbecue sauce, divided
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 4 hamburger buns
- tomatoes, lettuce, and/or other desired toppings
Combine ground turkey, shredded cheese, oats, 2 Tablespoons of the barbecue sauce, and Worcestershire sauce in a large bowl and mix with spoon or with hands until well combined. Shape into 4 patties.
Place patties in saucepan over medium heat and cook about 4-5 minutes each side or until centers are no longer pink, OR place patties on grill and cook about 4-5 minutes each side or until cooked through. During last 1-2 minutes of cooking time, top burgers with remaining 3 Tablespoons barbecue sauce.
Serve in hamburger buns with desired toppings.
~K in the Kitchen