The Ultimate Cheese-Stuffed Turkey Burger

Andy Anderson !


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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15 Min
15 Min
Stove Top




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


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


3Gather all your ingredients.
4Cut the ripe avocado in half, and remove the seed.
5Place 1/2 of the avocado and all the other ingredients into a non-reactive bowl.
6Use a fork to mash the avocado into the other ingredients.
7Use a pairing knife and cut the other half of the avocado into cubes.
8Add them to the bowl, and gently fold into the mixture.
9Chef’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.
10Cover and place into the refrigerator.
12Gather your ingredients.
13Divide the turkey into thirds.
14Chef’s Note: If you want a smaller burger, divide into fourths.
15Gently flatten the ground turkey into a thin round… but not too thin.
16Sprinkle each side with some salt and pepper.
17Chef’s Note: Feta is a very salty tasting cheese, so watch the seasoning.
18Add the feta to the center of the patty.
19Fold in the sides, and seal the burger.
20Chef's Note: The finished patty should be the same diameter as the bagel.
21Place a pan over medium heat, and add just a bit of olive oil.
22Add the burger.
23Allow to cook for 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until they begin to brown.
24Meanwhile cut open and toast the bagels.
25Add a slice or two of lettuce to the bottom half of the toasted bagels.
26Place a turkey patty on top of the lettuce.
27Add a generous amount of the special guacamole sauce.
28Top with some fire-roasted peppers.
30Add the top, cut in half, and serve while still nice and hot. Enjoy.
31Keep 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