Gourmet Turkey Burger

Gourmet Turkey Burger
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A grilled turkey patty topped with melted smoked Gouda cheese on a toasted bun with spicy mayo, cherry fruit spread, potato chips and butter lettuce.

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This gourmet turkey burger is smoky, salty, sweet, spicy, crunchy and soft all at the same time! Can it get any better?? You get smoky from the cheese, salty and crunchy from potato chips, yip you heard that right but trust us 😉. The cherry spread gives it a touch of sweetness and of course the spice… that comes from good old sriracha. This burger is right up there with our Gourmet Salmon Burger on the tastebud-gasam scale!

two gourmet turkey burgers on a wood plate with two beers in the background

This recipe was inspired by a burger called The Patriot at Gordon Ramsay Burger in Vegas. The original burger had these little tiny shoestring potato crisp things but we opted for regular potato chips instead because we were too lazy to make our own fancy crisp things… sometimes we’re ambitious but not today LOL.

What You Need to Make A Gourmet Turkey Burger

ingredients to make gourmet turkey burgers on a tray

Ingredient List

  • Ground Turkey 
  • Egg
  • Salt
  • Granulated onion and garlic
  • Smoked paprika
  • Smoked Gouda cheese (all natural)
  • Mayonnaise 
  • Sriracha sauce
  • Cherry fruit spread (no sugar or low sugar)
  • Potato chips 
  • Whole wheat hamburger buns or buns of choice
  • Butter or leaf lettuce

Extra Tips for This Recipe

What is a good cherry fruit spread?

We like getting one that has no added sugar or low sugar so it doesn’t over power the burger with sweetness. We have also tried cherry spread with added spices like cloves and nutmeg which was super delicious.

What about the cheese?

We just recommend finding a real or all natural smoked gouda cheese and not process cheese.

How to Make This Gourmet Turkey Burger

Step by step instructions with photos below or scroll down for printable version

Start by Making the Turkey Patties

In a small bowl whisk together 1 egg, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon each of granulated garlic, granulated onion and smoked paprika. Then mix with 1 pound of ground turkey

Divide into 4 equal portions then shape into patties the same size as your bun.

Tip: Use a cookie cutter and press the meat into it to make perfect patties.

Cook on a preheated grill over medium high heat for 3-5 minutes per side or until a meat thermometer inserted into the middle reads at least 160° (be careful not to over cook though so they don’t dry out). 

Transfer the patties to a plate, place the cheese on top and cover so the cheese melts. 

Toast the Buns

Toast 4 whole wheat hamburger buns either on the grill or in the oven on broil.

Assemble

Spread the top and bottom bun with mayo and sriracha then place the patty on the bottom bun, spread a generous amount of cherry spread on top of the patty (about 1 Tablespoon) then add a layer of potato chips. Top with lettuce and the top bun. 

gourmet turkey burger on a wooden cutting board
all done and ready to eat

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This easy gourmet turkey burger recipe is perfect for your summer grilling menu. You could even turn them into sliders if you want mini burgers! The turkey patty is juicy and requires no bread crumbs. Throw them on the grill, top with a few gourmet toppings and you’ll have dinner ready in 30 minutes.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Burgers/Sandwiches
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Burgers
Calories 584 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound Ground Turkey
  • 1 large Egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Granulated garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon Granulated Onion
  • ¼ teaspoon Smoked paprika
  • 4 slices Smoked Gouda cheese all natural
  • 4 Tablespoons Cherry fruit spread low or no sugar added
  • Mayonnaise
  • Sriracha
  • 4 Whole wheat hamburger buns or buns of choice
  • Butter lettuce or leaf lettuce

Instructions
 

Make the turkey patties

  • In a small bowl whisk together the egg, salt, garlic, onion and smoked paprika. Then mix with the ground turkey. 
    Divide into 4 equal portions then shape into patties the same size as your bun. Pro tip: use a cookie cutter and press the meat into it to make perfect patties. 
  • Cook on a preheated grill over medium high heat for 3-4 minutes per side or until a meat thermometer inserted into the middle reads at least 160° (be careful not to over cook though so they don’t dry out). Transfer the patties to a plate, place the cheese on top and cover so the cheese melts. 

Toast the buns and assemble

  • Toast your buns either on the grill or in the oven on broil.
  • Spread the top and bottom bun with mayo and sriracha then place the patty on the bottom bun, spread a generous amount of cherry spread on top of the patty then add a layer of potato chips. Top with lettuce and the top bun. 
Keyword Gourmet burger, summer grilling

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