These have so little fat that they can dry out during cooking and can be bland in taste. I mix in chopped vegetables (onions, mushrooms, etc) to add moisture and flavor during cooking, or 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon healthy oil (olive, canola), plus spices. I sometimes use a 1/4 tsp of toasted sesame oil and Asian or Indian spices for something different from the usual burger.
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I've found ground turkey breast to be too lean for burgers, but ground turkey is a bit too fatty. So, I combine equal amounts of each, then form the patties. These turkey burgers are just right, not too lean, not too fatty. I make a lot, then individually wrap the patties and freeze them.
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