Burgers – with beef or turkey

July 15, 2008

Years ago, Jerry’s hamburgers were affectionately dubbed “Jerry burgers” by Jamie’s brother’s friends, who frequently mooched meals from us during their college years. We like them best topped with crispy bacon, muenster cheese, pickles and mustard, but feel free to fix them any way you choose.

Jerry burgers

2 pounds ground beef

3 jalapeños, minced

6-8 cloves garlic, minced

1 ½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Preheat grill to medium-high.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients by hand. Form into six patties.

Grill approximately 5 minutes per side, or until sides are well browned.

We must admit that we started making turkey burgers not because they are healthier than hamburgers (which is, of course, an added bonus), but because ground turkey is frequently cheaper than ground beef. We’ve found, however, that we like turkey burgers equally well.

Turkey burgers

2 pounds ground turkey

1 bunch green onions, chopped

3 jalapeños, minced

6-8 cloves garlic, minced

1/3 cup bread crumbs

1 tablespoon olive oil

Suggested toppings: Pepper jack cheese and salsa

Preheat grill to medium.

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients by hand. Form into six patties.

Grill approximately 8 minutes per side.

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