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I hate thinking “Oh I want to fix____” but then realize I don’t have one of the key ingredients. I am not going to drive 10 minutes to the grocery for some simple ingredient. Today, I wanted turkey burgers but realized I didn’t have eggs. How can you get the turkey to bind together without the egg? I looked around my pantry for some substitute….

Sour Cream? No, it would add a funny twang.

Spaghetti sauce? No, that might make it taste weird. I am going for burger taste, not spaghetti  taste.

Mayo? Hmmmm, yes this should work! Mostly egg based ingredients. Works well in other recipes that need added moisture and binding power without the funny taste.

Today was such a beautiful day I just had to grill out. Turkey is an excellent substitute for ground beef because it is lower in fat. Some people may argue that the taste is not as good as beef. I disagree. It is just different. It’s like comparing streak and chicken. Not even the same. A good turkey burger is just as good as a good beef burger. Just different.

No Egg Turkey Burger

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp prepared horseradish
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Fire up your grill to medium heat. I use charcoal because the taste is so much better than gas. Mix together the above ingredients and form into 4 patties.
Grill the patties, flipping once half way through cooking time. When the juices run clear, the burgers are done. Serve on a bun with your favorite toppings!