2:24 PM Derek , 5 Comments
I'm not typically a turkey burger eater. I don't have any particular aversion to ground turkey. However, like most Midwesterners, I was simply raised on beef. We occasionally used ground turkey in chilis and tacos, but I don't think we ever made burgers. It wasn't until I reached adulthood that I began to consider the health benefits of occasionally substituting lean ground turkey in dishes that typically called for beef.
Applegate Farms understands the importance of quality, healthy meat products about as well as anyone. Their Organic Turkey Burgers are a perfect example. Applegate grounds lean organic turkey into 1/4 lb patties and packages four per box. I wouldn't say that I was apprehensive about eating the turkey burgers, but there was certainly a level of unfamiliarity. I read several comments and reviews of the burgers on Applegate's website. Most were very positive, but some were quite scathing.
Since receiving the product samples from Applegate Farm's, I've grilled and served these turkey burgers twice. I was more than satisfied with the product both times. The 1/4 lb. patties are just the right size. Though I'd read several complaints about the texture of the burgers and the fact that they fall apart easily, I didn't find this to be a problem. The burgers seared nicely on the hot grill and flipped easily without breaking apart.
The burgers have a very mild flavor, typical of ground turkey. I recommend adding your favorite low sodium seasoning blend to spice them up a bit. We topped some of the burgers with cheese, lettle, tomato and pickles in addition to ketchup and mustard.
Let's face it. There's no real substitute for a juicy beef burger. However, properly seasoned and adorned, Applegate Farms Organic Turkey Burgers are an enjoyable and healthy alternative. At only 140 calories per patty, you can feel good about eating them.
Learn more about Applegate Farms by clicking the title of this review. See how I rate their Organic Turkey Burgers on the "Product Reviews" page.