Topped with melted Swiss cheese, warm sauerkraut and a spoonful of Russian dressing, these turkey burgers are a tasty twist on a deli-style Reuben sandwich. To make sure the burgers are juicy and full of flavor we add some special ingredients to the meat, pan-sear them first to seal in the juices, then finish them in the oven.Print
Turkey Burger Reubens
Topped with melted Swiss cheese, warm sauerkraut and spoonful of Russian dressing, these juicy turkey burgers are a great alternative to a classic Reuben sandwich.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
- 2 tablespoons soft breadcrumbs
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3/4 cup sauerkraut, well drained
- 4 slices Swiss cheese
- 4 hamburger rolls
For the Russian Dressing:
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons chili sauce or ketchup
- 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish (or more to taste)
- 2 tablespoons sweet onion, minced
- Preheat the oven to 375°F and line a small rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Add the ground turkey, mayonnaise, horseradish, breadcrumbs, salt and a few grinds of black pepper to a mixing bowl. Combine gently but thoroughly and form the mixture into four 1/2-inch thick patties and chill for 15 minutes.
- While the burgers chill, make the Russian Dressing by combining the mayonnaise, chili sauce, horseradish and onion in a small bowl. Set aside.
- Coat the bottom of a large frying pan with a small amount of vegetable oil and heat over medium high heat. Working in two batches if necessary, sear the turkey burgers until lightly browned, 1 minute per side.
- Transfer the burgers to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 4 minutes. Remove from the oven, top each burger with a slice of cheese and bake for an additional 1 to 2 minutes until the cheese has melted and the burgers are cooked through.
- Remove the burgers from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
- While the burgers rest, wipe out the pan, add the butter and melt over medium heat. Add the sauerkraut, combine well and cook for 2 minutes until heated through.
- To serve, place a burger on each bun and top with sauerkraut and Russian dressing.