Turkey meat is lean, and that is even truer with wild turkey. A good burger has some fat in it, it’s part of what makes it moist, tender, and juicy when you bite into it. Fat also adds another layer of flavor to the burger patty. With this “everything but the kitchen sink” style burger, I wanted to create a breakfast vibe, and that of course meant bacon was going to be cast in this production. I decided since I was going to be using bacon anyway and wanted to add some fat to my ground turkey that running the bacon and wild turkey breast through the grinder together would create a great burger base.
While the patties are grilling, mix up some chipotle mayonnaise for the burgers. I buy the canned chipotles that are in adobo sauce. For the sauce, I put a cup of mayonnaise in a bowl. I chop up one or two, depending on how much heat you like, of the chipotle peppers, and add that to the bowl with two tablespoons of the liquid from the chipotle can. The sauce adds some heat to the burger and also a vibrant orange color.