Monday, June 18, 2012

Yummy Turkey burgers

So we have been planning these burgers for quite some time now and we finally made them. I was really nervous (as I am with making all new and exciting recipes) but mostly excited. Adam and I LOVED them. we both gave them a 10 on a  scale of 1-10. So delicious. "I love how when you take a bite you get one flavor and then another and then the next and then you get the first flavor again and then the third."

These burgers do have a whole lot of flavor and were very filling.
give them a try and let us know what you think


  • 8 slices turkey bacon or turkey bacon with black pepper or applewood smoked bacon
  • 2 pounds ground turkey breast, the average weight of 1 package
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves, optional - parsley may be substituted
  • 1/2 small bell pepper, green, red or yellow, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 serrano or jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons, 2/3 palm full, ground cumin
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons cayenne hot sauce, several drops (recommended: Tabasco)
  • 2 teaspoons grill seasoning blend (recommended: Montreal Steak Seasoning by McCormick)
  • Vegetable oil or olive oil, for drizzling
  • 1/2 pound deli sliced pepper jack cheese
  • 6 buns
  • Red leaf lettuce


Chop your garlic and veggies.
Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat until crisp. Wipe excess grease from pan and return skillet to heat.
While bacon cooks, combine turkey meat, garlic, shallot or onion, thyme, cilantro or parsley, bell pepper, serrano or jalapeno pepper, cumin, hot pepper sauce, grill seasoning or salt and pepper. Divide mixture into 4 equal mounds then form meat into patties. Drizzle patties with vegetable oil to coat. Cook in skillet over medium high heat for 5 to 6 minutes on each side. Place sliced cheese over the patties in the last 2 minutes of cooking, use 1 or 2 slices for each patty, as you like.
Pile cooked cheeseburgers into buns. Spread sweet relish or jelly on bun tops and set red leaf lettuce into place, using the relish or jelly as glue. Top cheeseburgers with 2 slices of cooked, crisp bacon or turkey bacon and lettluce. Then serve with tortilla chips, tossed salad.

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