Oh, weekend, you sly little thing you. How’d you sneak by so incredibly fast?! Gets me every time. I did much more laundry and much less House of Cards binge-ing than I originally intended but I guess that’s a good thing. Grocery shopping, meal prepping, laundry galore, time with friends, bday party with the fam and POOF it’s Monday. Just like that. A new week. New adventures. New slate. New foods to eat. It’s all about perspective. Because when I woke up late, ran around getting ready as fast as possible, forgot my umbrella, forgot my breakfast, and grabbed the wrong lunch I did not want to embrace my Monday. Changing that NOW.
I love when things can change in an instant like that. Perspective can make a bad day –> a good day. A compliment can turn a frown –> a smile. A random thought can turn a boring turkey burger –> a delicious Mushroom Swiss Turkey Burger. YUM. I make turkey burgers fairly often. We love them. The hubs loves to have extras in the fridge as his I-just-got-home-from-work-and-can’t-wait-for-dinner-more-than-a-little-snack-snack. We eat them bun-less. I have nothing against buns. Don’t get me wrong. I’m a bun lover. HAMBURGER BUNS, people. Simmer down. I just always get too full eating meat + bun and I just love tasting all those yummy burger insides. So, I was making a big round of my favorite Pinterest-find, no real origin of a recipe, turkey burgers and had a thought. Add swiss, melt it allll over the top and drown it in sauteed mushrooms. WINNNN.
These are meaty but healthy. Melty, cheesy goodness yet still good for ya. Swimming in sauteed mushrooms, I promise you just can’t get enough. I’ve made these with all kinds of sides: Roasted green beans, salad, broccoli, and in this pic it was late and I was tired so we just had some carrots. These burgers really don’t need a big side, they stand out on their own with their big flavvvva.
Now, let’s get down to business. How far’d you get with the Underwood’s? We only watched one episode. I know. All my binge talk and we only watched the first episode. So sad. But, now we have more to indulge in after work and on the weekend. Woot! My advice to you? Make some Mushroom Swiss Turkey Burgers and watch Frank and Claire run the country. Not that you asked…
- 1 lb ground turkey
- ½ medium red onion, diced
- 1 egg
- ¼ cup Italian bread crumbs
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp seasoned salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- Nonstick spray
- 6-8 slices of swiss cheese (dependent on patty size)
- 2 tsp butter
- 12 oz package of sliced mushrooms (or slice them yourself)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix ingredients together well in a bowl. Form into patties. I use ¼ cup measuring cup and form it into a large, flat patty. This produces small-medium sized patties. Use ½ cup measuring cup for larger patties, if you'd like.
- Heat a cast iron skillet to medium-high heat and spritz with nonstick spray. Add as many patties you can fit without crowding them. Cook for approximately 3 minutes on each side. You want them to brown but they do not need to be cooked through at this point.
- Transfer browned patties to a baking sheet (spritzed with nonstick cooking spray) and repeat browning the patties in a pan until they are all finished.
- Place one slice of swiss cheese onto each browned turkey patty.
- Place baking sheet into preheated oven for 10 minutes. This will ensure the patties are cooked through and melt your cheese.
- While the patties are baking, add butter and sliced mushrooms to the same cast iron skillet you cooked the patties in. Saute for 4-5 minutes or until mushrooms are soft and browned.
- When done, remove patties from oven and add mushrooms all over the top, enjoy!