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Lemon Pepper Rub Turkey Burger

Staff Writer

Rubs work just as effectively as a marinade, and if you're working with the grill, you'll avoid flare ups and smoke without missing out on the flavor.

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1/2 Cup plus 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 Cup grains of paradise
  • 1/4 Cup lemon zest
  • 1 Teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 Tablespoons dried thyme
  • 3 Pounds ground turkey
  • 1/4 Cup seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 Cup finely diced onion
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 Cup chopped parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 12 hamburger buns, toasted
  • 12 Bibb lettuce leaves
  • 12 slices tomato


Combine the ½ cup of salt, brown sugar, grains of paradise, lemon zest, cayenne, and dried thyme in a small bowl to make the rub. In a large bowl, mix ground turkey, seasoned breadcrumbs, onion, egg whites, parsley, garlic, 1 teaspoon of salt, and pepper. Form into 12 patties. Coat each patty with the lemon pepper rub. Cook the patties on grill over medium heat, turning once, 4-5 minutes on each side. Place the patties, lettuce and tomato on the buns.

Lemon Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Lemon Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.