The Ultimate Cheese-Stuffed Turkey Burger

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

Okay, I know what you’re going to say… Turkey burgers are bland, bland, bland, and normally you would be correct; however, in this case we’re going to stuff them with some good cheese, and top them with a special guacamole sauce, and fire-roasted peppers. YUMMY.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

PLAN/PURCHASE

THE GUACAMOLE SAUCE

1/2 c
crème fraîche, or sour cream
1 medium
lime, juice and zest
1 large
ripe avocado
1 clove
garlic, minced
2 Tbsp
fresh cilantro, finely chopped
salt, kosher variety, to taste

THE BURGERS

1 lb
freshly ground turkey
1/2 c
feta cheese, crumbled
1 jar(s)
fire roasted peppers, i like cento brand
lettuce for dressing the burgers
3 large
cheesy bagels
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
PREP/PREPARE
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THE GUACAMOLE SAUCE
3
Gather all your ingredients.
4
Cut the ripe avocado in half, and remove the seed.
5
Place 1/2 of the avocado and all the other ingredients into a non-reactive bowl.
6
Use a fork to mash the avocado into the other ingredients.
7
Use a pairing knife and cut the other half of the avocado into cubes.
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Add them to the bowl, and gently fold into the mixture.
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Chef’s Tip: Depending on how juicy your lime is, you may have more juice than you need. What I do is save the limejuice until last, and add a bit at a time until I achieve the consistency I’m looking for.
10
Cover and place into the refrigerator.
11
THE BURGERS
12
Gather your ingredients.
13
Divide the turkey into thirds.
14
Chef’s Note: If you want a smaller burger, divide into fourths.
15
Gently flatten the ground turkey into a thin round… but not too thin.
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Sprinkle each side with some salt and pepper.
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Chef’s Note: Feta is a very salty tasting cheese, so watch the seasoning.
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Add the feta to the center of the patty.
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Fold in the sides, and seal the burger.
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Chef's Note: The finished patty should be the same diameter as the bagel.
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Place a pan over medium heat, and add just a bit of olive oil.
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Add the burger.
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Allow to cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until they begin to brown.
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Meanwhile cut open and toast the bagels.
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Add a slice or two of lettuce to the bottom half of the toasted bagels.
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Place a turkey patty on top of the lettuce.
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Add a generous amount of the special guacamole sauce.
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Top with some fire-roasted peppers.
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PLATE/PRESENT
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Add the top, cut in half, and serve while still nice and hot. Enjoy.
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Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Heirloom