Thursday, June 28

Gorgonzola Turkey Burgers

I love building homemade burgers, I love adding cheese to burgers, and I love making burgers that shine. Adding great full bold flavors to a lean meat is a great way to cut down on added fat and eat healthy.

Makes 6 burgers
Full time: 1 hour (includes rest time)

You will need:

1 pound ground turkey
3 ounces crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1/4 cup dried chopped onion
1 tbsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp ground ginger

Let us begin:

Line a plate or cutting board with wax paper and set aside for a moment.

In a medium bowl combine chopped dried onion, black pepper, salt, and ginger.
 Add in the ground meat.

Work quickly and gently to fold the spices into the meat. I usually use gloves to help prevent heat transfer to the meat. The faster you work the better, handling the meat too much will make it tough.

Once spices are folded in, add in the cheese and mix for less then a minute.

Split meat into 6 equal parts and ball it up into a large meatball.

Lightly flatten the ball into a patty put it on the wax lined plate.

Once all patties are formed let the burgers rest in a refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Get grill preheated to medium high heat.
Gently place burgers on the grill and cook for 5-8 minutes.

Flip burgers over and grill for an additional 5-8 minutes or until burgers are cooked through.

Once burgers are cooked, remove grill to a plate to rest for 2-3 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!