Mini Turkey Burgers and Blue Cheese Sauce

I love burgers.

How could one resist a juicy, flavorful, messy, cheesy, greasy burger?

My husband requested a lean burger and I decided on turkey. I added onions and bell pepper to the patties for added flavor and crunch and it worked beautifully.

I decided on a blue cheese sauce, after I had some fun at the cheese counter at Whole Foods. The sauce can be used on just about anything and is a perfect blend of flavors!

I made these indoors, in a skillet, so don’t worry about grilling πŸ™‚ I picked up some delicious brioche slider buns atΒ Macrina Bakery.

BunsYou can use any burger buns you like πŸ™‚ I decided to make slider sized burgers but feel free to make regular size!

Also; you should be warned… the blue cheese sauce is ah-mazing!


 

Ingredients:

1 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup diced red onion
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/6 teaspoon ground Cayenne pepper (optional)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
–Blue Cheese sauce
1 cup crumbled blue cheese
3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
pinch of Cayenne pepper (optional)
Lettuce
Tomatoes, sliced
your favorite burger buns

 

Procedure:

Blue Cheese Sauce
In a medium size bowl, mix together blue cheese, buttermilk, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic powder, kosher salt, Cayenne, and black pepper.

blue cheese sauce
Allow to sit in the refrigerator while you make the burgers. This allows the flavors to blend.
Burgers
In a large bowl, mix together ground turkey, bread crumbs, diced bell pepper, onion, garlic powder, Cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt.

burger mix
Form into 6 or 12 patties. For slider size, use 1/4 cup mixture. For regular size use 1/2 cup mixture per patty.

burger patties
In a skillet, heat olive oil. Place patties into the oil and allow to cook until golden brown on each side; about 3 minutes a side.

burger
Assembly
Toast your favorite buns and add your favorite veggies. I choose butter lettuce and heirloom tomatoes.
Spread blue cheese sauce onto burger buns
Enjoy πŸ™‚

burgers with blue cheese sauce

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2 Comments

  1. Girl, these look delicious. I’m gonna try them for tailgating next weekend! I’ll let you know how they turn out.

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