Bacon-Wrapped Turkey Burgers
Since ground turkey breast is super-lean, it partners well with fattier foods. Smoky bacon adds incredible flavor, as does the creamy blue cheese sauce. Since the flavors are so intense, I like to serve these burgers on whole wheat or whole grain buns. You can also add your favorite toppings, such as fried onions, lettuce, and sliced tomatoes.
1-1/4 lb. ground turkey breast
1-1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
8 slices regular bacon or turkey bacon
1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1 tsp. chopped fresh chives
4 hamburger buns, preferably whole wheat
Coat a stove-top griddle or large skillet with cooking spray and set over medium-high heat.
In a large bowl, combine the turkey and poultry seasoning until thoroughly mixed, then shape into 4 patties, each about 1 inch thick. Wrap two slices of bacon around each burger, covering the outer edge (secure with a wooden toothpick if necessary). Place the burgers on the hot griddle and cook until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the sour cream, blue cheese, and chives. Place burgers on buns and top with the blue cheese sauce.
photo: Mark Ferri
From Book Quick fix Meals
, pp. 171
January 1, 2008