Jen's White Burger

Jen Smallwood


A burger with my favorite combinations - a tasty turkey burger with wine, cheese and pears.... yummy!!

I have be blessed in being published several times for this recipe...

I hope you like it too....

★★★★★ 1 vote
4 servings
15 Min
20 Min


2 lb
ground turkey breast
scallions, finely chopped
1-2 Tbsp
dijon mustard, depending on your taste
grated peel & juice of 1 lemon
1 Tbsp
chopped fresh thyme
sea salt & pepper
ripe bartlett pear, cut lengthwise into 8 slices
1/2 c
dry white wine (ex:sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, chenin blanc or a riesling)
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1-2 c
shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
4 Tbsp
hot pepper jelly, can substitute apple jelly - depending on your tastebuds
ciabatta rolls, split open & toasted


1In a medium bowl, combine the turkey, scallions, mustard, lemon peel and thyme; season with salt and pepper. Shape into four 3/4-inch-thick patties.

In a small nonstick skillet, add the pear slices, wine, lemon juice and enough water to just cover the pear. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer until the pear is softened, about 10 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pear slices to a plate.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil, over medium heat. Add the turkey patties and cook, turning once, for 10-12 minutes. Top with the cheese and pear slices, tent the pan with foil and cook until the cheese is melted, 2 minutes.

Spread 1 tablespoon hot pepper jelly on each roll bottom; top with a patty and the roll top.

About Jen's White Burger

Course/Dish: Burgers
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #cheese, #white, #cheddar, #pears