By SPCookieQueen, member
Posted: July 19th, 2011
A savory turkey burger with shallots and sage, topped with creamy gouda and sweet pears.
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
1 small shallot minced, about 1/4 cup
1/2 tsp. ground sage
Freshly ground black pepper
2 pears, cut in half, cored and cut int 1/4" slice
Gouda cheese about 8 ozs., cut into slices
2 tablespoons butter, softened
4 whole wheat hamburger buns
Combine ground turkey, shallot, sage, salt and pepper in a large bowl and mix until combined. Divide meat into 4 - 6 oz. portions and place on hot grill; turn after 4 minutes and cook 4 minutes more.
After the burgers are flipped place slices of pear on grill, flip after two minutes.
A minute or two prior to the meat being finished cooking put cheese slices on top of the burgers and let cheese melt. Then place your grilled pears on top of the warm cheese.
Spread softened butter on buns and place on the grill for a minute or two until edges start to brown.
Assemble burgers and serve.