Sunday, November 20, 2011

Recipe for Blue Cheese, Pistachio, and Cranberry Turkey Burgers

Yield: 4 burgers
Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 1/4 lb. ground turkey breast
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried sage
  • 3 TBSP (or less) of dried cranberries
  • 2 TBSP crumbled blue cheese
  • 3 TBSP coarsely chopped roasted, salted pistachios
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 TBSP coconut (or other) oil
  • 4 whole grain hamburger buns
  • Lettuce leaves for serving
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add oil.
  • Combine all ingredients (except buns, oil, and lettuce) and form into 4 patties (don't over mix or over work the meat).
  • Brown patties on both sides for 2 minutes per side (don't try to move the patties until browned-they will stick if you do-be patient).
  • Turn heat to medium and cut to the center of one patty so you can see the center.
  • Cook an additional 4 minutes per side or until just barely pink in center of cut burger.
  • Remove from heat and rest for 2 minutes or so.
  • Serve over lettuce on buns.
  • If cooking on a grill, coat both sides of the patties with the oil and preheat and clean the grill thoroughly before cooking.