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Lemon Pepper Rub Turkey Burger


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.


  • 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.