Monday, April 13, 2009

Turkey Burgers

This is a really great recipe I got from the Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade magazine. These burgers were so tasty. The blue cheese gives them a nice bite and creaminess to the mixture. We really liked the red pepper sauce too. It would make a nice sandwich spread as an alternative. Plus, I think if you want to add a little zestiness, sprinkle in a little crushed red pepper into the blender. I had purchased the ground turkey because it was on sale and had fresh romaine, which I used instead of the spinach. So on my way home from work last week, I stopped and picked up the blue cheese and rolls. I am keeping this on my list for the summer. These will be nice on the grill and a healthier choice.
Turkey Burgers
Makes 4-5 burgers
1 pound ground turkey
1 (5-oz) container blue cheese crumbles
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
1 tsp. Worcestershite sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 cup roasted red peppers, drained
1/4 cup mayonnaise
Fresh spinach leaves
4-5 onion rolls, split and toasted

1. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, blue cheese, bread crumbs, Worcestershire, garlic powder, salt and pepper until well combined. Shape meat into 4-5 patties depending on the desired size.

2. In a large non-stick skillet, add patties and cook over medium-high heat for about 6 minutes on each side or until cooked through.

3. In the work bowl of a food processor or blender, combine red peppers and mayonnaise; pulse until smooth. Set aside.

4. Layer the burgers and spinach on bottom halves of buns. Spread red pepper mixture evenly over the flat side of the top halves of buns. Cover burgers with bun tops. Serve immediately.

From Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade


  1. My BF's daughter can't eat wheat products. Do you think the recipe would work if the bread crumbs were swapped out with brown or white rice? The burger sounds great!

  2. These look great! Thanks for stopping by my blog :-) I am going to spend some time exploring all of your great recipes. The fig cookies really caught my eye.

  3. These burgers sound fantastic.. love all the flavors..would love a huge bite of one right now..

  4. These sound like very tasty turkey burgers! And they are healthier than beef.

  5. Linda, thank you so much for stopping by my blog. My BF's daughter was so excited and pleased to receive your recipe. She said she has some rice bread crumbs that are super good and she's going to use those, swap out the bleu cheese for goat cheese (did I say she has a ton of food allergies!) and go with it! She can't wait to try it! Thanks again for posting your recipe and for getting back to me. It means a lot!



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