Turkey and Gruyere Burgers

Turkey and Gruyere Burgers

When I was growing up burgers were a greasy, guilty pleasure. When it comes to feeding my family, burgers are a regular component of our weekly routine including turkey or beef, salmon, veggie and even tofu. Scarlett loves our burger nights because she can choose her own toppings and she especially loves sliders. (What kid isn’t attracted to anything mini?) This turkey burger recipe is easy but wildly tasty thanks to herb de Provence. A mix of thyme, fennel and basil as well as lavender, the seasoning gives a ton of savoury flavour to the meat which is alway my husbands complaint about turkey is that it lacks the rich beef burgers. They’re also an easy entertaining meal because you can make them quickly in the morning and then leave them in the fridge for the day. And, to be honest, that’s the only sales pitch you need for these things because anything that makes entertaining easy is gospel in my book.

Turkey and Gruyere Sliders

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Makes: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground lean turkey meat
  • 1/4 cup finely diced onion (or sometimes I drop the onion in my food processor and process it so it's more a paste so little ones don't want to pick it out of their burgers)
  • 1/2 cup finely diced gruyere cheese
  • 3 tablespoons herb de Provence
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Method

In a large bowl, mix the turkey meat with the onion, cheese herbes de Provence and salt. Form into 6 patties or 8 -10 sliders.

Preheat your grill.

Cook the patties on the grill or in a frying pan over medium heat for about 10 minutes, flipping once, and then cook for another 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the grill or frying pan when the patties have an internal temperature of 180 F.

Serve on fresh buns with your family's favourite fixings.


This is where I was suppose I should have luscious looking  process shots. However, those shots on my camera were accidentally deleted by what I assume were little hands. Instead I found about 15 shots of Scarlett’s feet as well as her green frog by the water. Does this ever happen to anyone else?

This post was originally published on July 10, 2010.

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