Applegate Farms Organic Turkey Burgers


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.

5 Response to "Applegate Farms Organic Turkey Burgers"

  1. Anonymous says:

    They're very good if you cook them frozen and rub both sides w/ poultry seasoning first. If you add the salt after they're cooked, they don't leak so much juice. Of course you want to cook all poultry completely and they should not be served pink, but they seem to be juicier cooked frozen.

    Anonymous says:

    I tried to eat one of these burgers and threw it it the trash! I know how to cook a turkey burger so it isn't that. If u want a delicious turkey burger buy Jenny O! They are fantastic..these organic T burgers are plain awful!!

    Anonymous says:

    I bought some, and thawed them out prior to cooking. The patties did not look anything like a normal ground turker pattie. The consistancy was rubbery. I was afraid feed them to my family without a try so I cooked one. It was dry and tasteless with a bad consistancy. Thew them out. We do not eat red meat so the only burger we eat are veggie or turkey. These were a waste of money.

    Anonymous says:

    I love these burgers. Cook them in my skillet from the freezer and treat them just like a burger, adding ketchup, mustard, greens, and a slice of onion to the organic whole wheat bun. I don't eat any meat unless it is raised humanely and is antibiotic free, these turkey burgers have become a staple in my household.

    Anonymous says:

    Just had these. Very good.

    I put two in a skillet on medium to medium high with a small bit of EVO in the pan. I broke them up purposefully to make a ground hash like meal. I sprinkled them as they were cooking with a KC style bbq dry rub (arthur bryant's), a good sprinkle of chile powder, salt. Broke it up as it was cooking and crisped in the oil. Topped it off with a to taste sprinkle of Tapatio hot sauce.

    IT'S AMAZING.

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