Maple Bacon Turkey Burger

DF, GF

With Memorial Day just around the corner, summer bbqs will soon fill up your summer weekends.  If you’re looking for just the right burger that everyone will love, you just found it.  With the combination of bacon and maple syrup won’t even care that it’s a turkey burger.  Add some corn on the cob, potato salad, and a fresh slice of watermelon to have the perfect summer plate.

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Maple Bacon Turkey Burger
1 lb ground turkey
4 slices bacon, chopped
2 tbs worcestershire sauce
2 tbs maple syrup
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dry mustard
salt
4 slices of cheddar cheese (if not dairy free)
2 onions, thinly sliced
4 burger buns or large lettuce leaves if gluten-free
mayo, tomatoes, and pickles for servings

Heat olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat.  Add onions and cook until lightly caramelized, about 15 minutes.  Set aside.

Preheat grill pan over medium high heat.  In a large bowl combine ground turkey, bacon, worcestershire sauce, maple syrup, onion powder, dry mustard, and salt to taste.  Mix well and form into 4 patties.  Add olive oil to the grill pan then place burgers in pan.  Grill for 6 minutes a side.  Place cheese on top, if desired, and cover with foil to melt the cheese.  Place on buns or lettuce leaves, top with onions, mayo, tomatoes, and pickles.

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BBQ Turkey Meatloaf

DF

I love love love meatloaf! I love the traditional ground beef or basic ground turkey, especially with a good amount of mashed potatoes.  But sometimes you need to switch it up, keep the same base and add a twist.  I used some homemade bbq sauce to give this meatloaf it’s edge.  Use your own homemade bbq sauce or favorite store bought brand to make this bbq turkey meatloaf.

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BBQ Turkey Meatloaf
1 onion, diced
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 yellow bell pepper, diced
1/2 c panko breadcrumbs
1 egg
1/2 c bbq sauce, homemade or store bought, separated
1/2 tbs worcestershire sauce
1 tbs basil
2 scallions, chopped
2 tbs water
salt and pepper
1 lb ground turkey

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a saute pan heat olive oil over medium high heat.  Add onion and peppers, season with salt and pepper, and cook until soft about 10 minutes.  Remove from heat, let cool.  In a large bowl combine cooled pepper mixture, panko, egg, 1/4 c bbq sauce, worcestershire, basil, scallions, water, salt and pepper and ground turkey.  Mix until just combine.  Arrange into a loaf shape on a prepared baking sheet.  Spread remaining 1/4 c bbq sauce on top of the meatloaf.  Bake for 1 hour or until cooked through.

Turkey Burger with Portabellos and Blue Cheese

it’s impossible to go all winter without grilling.  there’s just something about it that is irresistible. so when you grill in the winter you want to go all out, and this recipe is perfect. a juicy turkey burger topped with sauted portobello mushrooms, slathered in creamy blue cheese dressing all on a toasted kaiser roll. so find your spatula and get to it…

Turkey Burger with Portobellos and Blue Cheese
4 tbs olive oil
1/2 lb ground turkey
1 portabello mushroom, sliced
3 tbs blue cheese dressing
1 tbs chives, chopped
1 kaiser roll, toasted
salt and pepper

heat two saute pans with oil over medium heat. shape the ground turkey into a patty and season with salt and  pepper to taste.  once the pans are hot place the mushrooms in one and the burger in the other.  the mushrooms need to cook for a couple minutes before you season.  let the burger cook for 5 minutes on each side, or until done.  while the burger is cooking mix the chives into the blue cheese.  now time to assemble. place the patty on the bun, top with mushrooms, and spread the top of the bun with the dressing before placing on top.

tips

  • if you don’t have enough blue cheese dressing, you can stretch it by adding sour cream.
  • if you don’t have chives, try shallots because you’re going for a subtle onion flavor.
  • i made this recipe from things i had in my refrigerator.  i challenge you to do the same and see what types of recipes you can come up.