I am so excited about sharing this favorite Burger recipe: Turkey Burgers with Belle Chevre, a recipe by Chef Marvin Woods, Emmy Award Winner Nominee, Cookbook Author, and one of the first chefs to join the “Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign”. He has teamed up with Belle Chevre Creamery to create a new E-Cookbook filled with fabulous summer recipes. I am honored that Belle Chevre has featured me on their blog this week. These Turkey Burgers are so easy to prepare, and my kids loved them too. Using Vidalia onion and panko breadcrumbs adds wonderful flavor and crunch. Enjoy these this summer on the grill or anytime of the year using a grill pan. Sliced Belle Chevre Artisan Goat Cheese makes these a winner.
Turkey Burgers with Bell Chevre Goat Cheese
11/2 cups fresh whole wheat or Panko breadcrumbs
1/2 Vidalia onion, very finely chopped
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
11/2 pounds ground turkey meat
4 ounces Belle Chevre goat cheese, sliced into discs
4 whole wheat buns, warmed
Lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sliced red onion, pickle for serving, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise for serving
1. Combine the breadcrumbs, onion, canola oil, salt, pepper and ground turkey in a medium bowl until well blended. Form the mixture into four patties.
2. Heat a grill pan or griddle over medium-high heat. Place the patties on the grill pan. Cook 3 to 5 minutes per side until the juices run clear when poked with a knife. Once patties are flipped, top each with a slice of cheese. Transfer the burgers to the warmed buns. Serve immediately with a choice of toppings.
Tip-If you are using ground turkey breast meat it may stick to the grill. This is an easy thing to fix! Just brush the outside of the burger with a small amount of olive oil prior to grilling. Allow it to brown on a grill that has been heated to at least 425°F. Turn only when the burger is golden brown.