Raise your hand if you like a good burger! *Insert girl raising her hand emoji here* If only I could use emoji's on this blog. They are so wonderful at capturing my emotions. Well, most of the time.
Growing up, my family had burgers every Saturday. Every. Single. Week. I know that sounds like bliss for some of you, but I got really tired of beef burgers. And then in high school I went through this phase where I didn't eat beef at all. I convinced myself it was because I didn't like beef (which was partly true), but really it was because of silly food rules I had made for myself.
These days, I really do enjoy a good burger. But it's gotta be a good burger. None of those pre-made freezer patties. Don't feed me a burger if it's well done. Don't even try to convince me it's worth eating if it doesn't have avocado and tomato on it...and a fried egg. Yeah, I'm pretty picky when it comes to burgers.
However, I absolutely LOVE these turkey burgers. I came up with them the first summer Isaac and I were married. I wanted to give them some pep (it was my first attempt at burgers as a wife) and I threw a few random ingredients together. The result? Super moist and flavorful burgers! Aaand, the first time I made them we had them on pretzel buns. PRETZEL BUNS! I about died. I was planning on serving them on pretzel buns for this post, but I couldn't find them anywhere. So I settled for cheddar onion buns. They were good, but come on. Pretzel buns...
I know cottage cheese seems like a strange ingredient, but it really lends to a moist and flavorful burger. Don't skip it even if you dislike cottage cheese. You can't distinguish it from the turkey once it cooked. The ranch seasoning really kicks up the flavor. I use ranch seasoning for quite a bit of things (veggies, chicken, etc.). I'm not super comfortable with the ingredient list, so I'm gonna give this homemade ranch seasoning recipe a try. I'll let you know what I think.
So there you have it, dinner for this upcoming weekend. Or week day. That's what we did.
Oh, and don't forget to serve it with a side of sweet potato waffle fries <3