Turkey Burger Lettuce Wraps Recipe – Tasting Table

For this recipe, get ground turkey, panko bread crumbs, a large egg, liquid smoke, salt, black pepper, paprika, and a head of lettuce. “I personally love butterhead lettuce. Romaine is also a good option or regular iceberg lettuce,” says our recipe developer, noting, “You can use regular breadcrumbs instead of panko if that’s what you have on hand. They will work similarly in binding the ingredients together.” She recommends classic garnishes such as cheese, tomatoes, and onions, but feel free to experiment with your favorites. 

“The use of liquid smoke makes this recipe unique,” Murphy-Lowe explains and notes, “It adds a smoky flavor to the burgers, mimicking the taste of grilling. It’s not a common ingredient in all turkey burger recipes, so it gives this one a distinct flavor profile.” However, if you can’t get your hands on this ingredient, she offers an alternative. “Worcestershire sauce is a great substitute for liquid smoke if it’s not available. It adds a savory and umami flavor to the burgers, which can be a wonderful complement to the other ingredients. Just use it in the same quantity as the liquid smoke in the recipe.”