As we are winding down the summer in Central NY, we are trying to fit in as much grilling time as possible before the snow prevents us from doing so. Not that I expect snow in the next couple of weeks, but it can turn on us quickly up here. We had snow on Halloween one year!! In the July issue of Food and Wine, there was a recipe for turkey burgers with gouda cheese, a Bobby Flay contribution. I like using ground turkey because it is healthier. Unfortunately I love to make them mixed with crumbled blue cheese! So much for healthy! But they are good and we don't have them that often. So on my menu for the weekend are these burgers. The husband can grill so I am off the hook for that part of the meal and we are going out for dinner tonight! Perfect...all I have to make is reservations. Have a great weekend...remember to eat healthy and happy!
Turkey Burgers with Smoked Gouda1red onion, cut into 1/3-in thick slabs
Vegetable oil for brushing
4 hamburger buns, split (I am using some really good buns here, with sesame seeds)
1- 1/2 lbs fround turkey
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 slices smoked Gouda cheese (4 oz)
3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp whole-grain mustard
1 Tbsp. drained prepared horseradish
1 Tbsp honey
Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. (See you can even make these on the stovetop!)Brush the onion with oil and grill until charred and softened, about 5 minutes. Brush the cut sides of the buns with oil and grill until toasted, about 30 seconds.
Form the ground turkey into four 1-inch thick patties and brush with the oil. Season with salt and pepper and grill over high heat, turning once, until nearly cooked through, about 10 minutes. Top with the Gouda, close the grill (or cover the grill pan) and cook until cheese is melted and the burgers are cooked through, about 1 minute longer.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the mustards, horseradish and honey and spread on the bottom half of the buns. Top with the burgers and onions. Close the burgers and serve right away.
Make a great big tossed salad , roast some corn on the grill and you have a great meal!