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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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

How to Make The Ultimate Cheese-Stuffed Turkey Burger


  • 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.

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About The Ultimate Cheese-Stuffed Turkey Burger

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

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