Cheese Baby Cheese!
I just love a good burger, but most of all I love a good, moist, juicy, cheesy, turkey burger. I use ground turkey for pretty much everything. I make spaghetti sauce, tacos, enchiladas, egg rolls…
Anything that requires ground beef, ground turkey is a great, lean substitute. The operative word being lean, which means for a good burger it’s needs to remain moist and juicy.
Sometimes lean meats dry out quickly. I have a trick and it’s adding sauteed veggies to the mixture and voila, it’s juicy.
I toasted my bun because that is how I like them, you don’t have to toast them. Another good option is to steam your bun quickly, OMG that is so good. A juicy burger on a steamed bun.
This is the finished product, looks good, huh?
Yes, you knew I was going to eat it!
Creole Turkey Burger with Bacon
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 fresh jalapeno, diced
1 chipotle pepper, minced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 onion, minced
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. creole seasoning
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
Over medium heat in a medium skillet heat 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Add all the vegetables except the garlic.
Cook for about 5 minutes, season with all spices, add garlic and cook 1 minute more. Allow mixture to cool for about 5 minutes.
1 lb. ground turkey
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. creole seasonings
8 slices of bacon
extra virgin olive oil
room temperature butter to toast buns
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and cook bacon for about 15 minutes.
In a large bowl add turkey meat, all seasonings and cooled veggie mixture, mix well and form into 4 patties. Add olive oil to a skillet over medium heat and cook burgers approximately 5-6 minutes per side. Add sliced cheese, cover pot and allow cheese to melt.
Butter the inside of buns and toast.
Add meat to bun, cheese, bacon and enjoy!