How to Keep Turkey Burgers From Falling Apart

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Ground turkey can fall apart while making a burger shape or cooking. Prevent this from happening by adding a type of filler. Fillers help the meat stick together without adding much flavor. The amount of texture the filler adds depends on what you use. For example, rice is going be more noticeable than cracker crumbs. Experiment with different fillers until you find one that works best for you. If you are looking to add flavor with the filler, use seasoned items, like fried rice.

Things You'll Need

  • Mixing bowl
  • 1 egg
  • Bread crumbs
  • Saltine crackers
  • Plate or platter
  • Hand soap

Break up the ground turkey in the bowl.

Add 1/2 cup of bread crumbs or crushed crackers. Use 1/2 cup of filler per pound of ground turkey. You can also use one egg per pound of ground turkey.

Combine the filler and meat with your hands.

Remove a chunk of the meat and shape into a burger. Place the burger on a platter or plate. Cook as desired.

Wash hands with soap and water. Make sure there is no raw meat under the fingernails.

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