Turkey Burgers with Blue Cheese, Bacon and Honey

If you enjoy sweet and savory flavor combinations, this burger recipe should fit the bill. Ground turkey usually needs a helping hand when it comes to flavor and texture, particularly when made into burgers. We think we've come up with a winning combo with this mixture of blue cheese, honey and shallots. The flavors are subtle, but delicious and the burgers are moist and tender.

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 lb ground turkey (not white meat)
  • 1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 ounces blue cheese (see notes)
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • Vegetable oil
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and cut in half
  • 4 slices fresh tomato
  • Leaf lettuce
  • 4 round French rolls, sliced and toasted

Preparation:
Oil the grates and preheat a grill to a medium-high heat.

In a large bowl, mix the turkey, bread crumbs, salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, combine the blue cheese, mayonnaise, honey and shallot with a fork until creamy. Small chunks of blue cheese are okay. Add to the turkey mixture and combine gently with your hands. Form into 4 patties about 1/2-inch thick and brush them lightly with a little vegetable oil.

Grill the burgers until no longer pink in the middle, about 5 minutes per side over medium heat.

Place some lettuce on the bottom half of the roll, top with a burger, a slice of tomato and two half-slices of bacon.

Makes 4 servings

Recipe Notes:
For the best texture on these burgers, use a good quality, creamy blue cheese. We used a delicious blue made from goat's milk called Billy Blue from Carr Valley Cheese in Wisconsin. Although we usually enjoy this cheese on thin slices of toasted baguette and drizzled with a drop of honey, it really made our burgers super moist and tender, not to mention cheesily delicious.


Source: MyGourmetConnection.com
URL: http://www.mygourmetconnection.com/recipes/sandwiches/turkey-burgers-blue-cheese-bacon-honey.php