Crispy Skillet Turkey Burgers
A juicy, flavorful turkey burger would be good enough—but we wanted crispy edges, too.
Why This Recipe Works
A little bit of cheese goes a long way in helping these turkey burgers stay moist. Mixing Monterey Jack in with the lean turkey meat created juicy pockets of fat, which yielded a more desirable interior texture, and the cheese crisped around the edges of the burger, creating a crunchy crust. We found that adding panko bread crumbs and a little bit of mayonnaise kept the burgers from becoming too dense. You can top these burgers with any of the usual favorites; sliced tomato, lettuce, and sliced onion. We particularly liked the tanginess of pickled onions to cut through the richness of the burger.