Why wait until Thanksgiving for a turkey dinner. Oh right the summer weather and turning on the oven...too HOT! Hmmm how about a turkey dinner burger? So good. Stuffing in the center, cranberry mayo and gravy. Yummy! The boys loved it hope you do too.
Prepare your stuffing as directed on package or from your recipe, form into 4 golfball sized meatballs and set aside.
Saute the panchetta and remove to a papertowel, in the fat, cook the onions, celery and garlic and add a pinch of salt and red pepper. Cook for a few minutes. let cool
Combine turkey, cooled cooked veggies, panchetta, salt, pepper, pinch of bells seasoning, parsley and breadcrumbs and combine. (sometimes to make sure I seasoned it right I cook a small (piece to check it)
Turn on a grill pan to medium heat and spray with olive oil.
From the turkey into patties (leave enough to top and seal the patties) press a well in the center that will fit the stuffing. Place the stuffing balls in the center, cover the patties and stuffing with a bit of turkey and press the stuffing down as you seal the patties. You want to flatten the balls out so it spreads into more of the burger.
Sprinkle the burgers with salt and pepper and add them to the hot grill pan (or outdoor grill) at 2 and 10 will give you the cross marks. heat the gravy in a pan.
To assure that they are cooked through I place them in an oven safe pan, top them with the cheese and cooked them until the thermometer read 165 degrees.
To assemble the burger I Put a bit of mayo on both sides of the bun bottom gets cranberry sauce then the burger, then gravy then top with bun. So good.
I served this with deep fried sweet potato fries and spicy bloody mary ketcup (recipe in my recipes posted)
Hope you enjoy!