Turkey Cheddar Burgers

These burgers will change your mind about ground turkey! A deliciously satisfying stuffed burger made with change of pace ground turkey, loaded with flavor.

Hands-on Time: 25 min. | Total Time: 40 min. | Serves: 4 | Difficulty: Medium

Sun-dried Tomato Mayonnaise:
  • ¼ cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, well drained
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 2 tsp. cider vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped shallots
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ tsp. coarse sea salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1½ lb. ground turkey
  • 6 oz. extra sharp cheddar cheese, cut into 4 thick slices
  • 4 hamburger or Kaiser rolls
  • 4 large lettuce leaves
  1. Put oven rack in middle position and heat oven to 350°F.
  2. To make the sun-dried tomato mayonnaise, puree tomatoes with water, vinegar and salt in a blender or mini food processor, scraping down sides as necessary; blend in mayonnaise. Set aside, covered, in refrigerator until ready to use.
  3. In an 8” skillet over medium heat, cook shallot in oil with salt and pepper, stirring occasionally, until golden; transfer to a medium bowl and allow to cool slightly.
  4. Add turkey and mix gently but thoroughly.
  5. Prepare the grill for medium high heat. (Alternately, burgers may be cooked indoors on a lightly oiled nonstick skillet.)
  6. Turn out turkey mixture onto a sheet of wax paper and divide into 8 equal mounds. Pat 1 mound into a 4” patty and top with 1 slice of cheese; then put a second mound on top, patting it onto the other patty to enclose the cheese. Pinch edges together to seal and shape into a single patty. Make 3 more burgers in the same manner.
  7. Grill (or cook) burgers, turning over once, just until cooked through (no longer pink), about 10-12 minutes or internal temperature reaches 160°F.
  8. While burgers are cooking, heat rolls on a baking sheet in oven until crusty, about 5 minutes. Transfer rolls to a rack to cool slightly.
  9. Cut rolls in half horizontally and spread cut sides with mayonnaise mixture. Serve burgers on rolls with lettuce leaves.
  10. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Analysis:

Per serving: Calories 810, Calories from Fat 430, Total Fat 48g (74% DV), Saturated Fat 15g (75% DV), Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 165mg (55% DV), Sodium 1260mg (52% DV), Carbohydrates 48g (16% DV), Dietary Fiber 2g (8% DV), Sugars 6g, Protein 52g, Vitamin A 20%, Vitamin C 15%, Calcium 50%, Iron 30%.

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