This recipe is a breakfast-y spin on burgers. It’s also a great way to take plain, ground turkey and season it like sausage. I’m all about using what you’ve got on hand, and I’m more likely to have ground turkey than sausage. But I do make sure to keep the pantry stocked with McCormick spices, so seasoning the meat is a great option.
I served the turkey sausage burgers, draped with melted Colby-Jack cheese, piled high with lettuce and tomato stacked on toasted English muffins. A bit of mayo topped things off.
Eat this sandwich for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. No matter what meal, you won’t be disappointed. If you like eggs, try add a poached egg on top of the sausage.
Here’s what you’ll need to make the turkey sausage burgers:
Homemade Turkey Sausage Burgers
- 2 lbs. Ground turkey
- 1 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
- 1 tsp. Black pepper
- 1 1/2 tsp. Rubbed sage
- 1 1/2 tsp. Ground thyme
- 1 tsp. Rosemary
- 1/4 tsp. Smoked paprika
- 1 Tbs. Brown sugar
- 6 slices Colby-Jack or Cheddar cheese
- English muffins
- Lettuce and tomato
- Mix the turkey, all the spices and the brown sugar together until well combined.
- Form the meat into 6 patties.
- Grill or cook in a skillet until cooked through.
- Top the patties with cheese.
- Serve on toasted English muffins, topped with lettuce and tomato and served with mayonnaise.
Feel free to vary the spices and herbs to your own taste. If you like spicy things, you might like to add McCormick Red Pepper Flakes or Cayenne Pepper to the mix.
Have you ever heard the term “breakfastarian”? I’m pretty sure I could fall into that category, because I love breakfast at any time of the day. If that describes you too, you’ll love these Turkey Sausage Burgers!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by McCormick. All opinions are my own.
Yum! Those look amazing. I’ve made homemade turkey sausage before, but never thought of serving it like a burger. Great idea!