Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Grilled Turkey Burgers with Goat Cheese and Honey Mustard

This recipe is my all-time favorite burger recipe. It's incredibly simple, but the flavors are outstanding. The creamy tang of the goat cheese is perfect melted on the hearty turkey burgers, and the citrus-scented honey mustard is a deliciously fresh sauce. Enjoy these burgers all summer long!

Grilled Turkey Burgers
The perfect summer burger!
Serves 4

o    1/4 cup Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 heaping tablespoon clover honey 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice, squeezed from half an orange
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, squeezed from half a lemon
 Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 pounds 90-percent lean, freshly ground turkey (not all white meat), chilled
8 slices goat cheese, sliced 1/2-inch thick
4 pieces leaf lettuce
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced

For the honey mustard: Whisk together in a small bowl the mustard, mayo, honey, orange juice, lemon zest, lemon juice and season with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 24 hours to allow the flavors to meld.

For the burgers: Preheat the grill or a grill pan to high. Form the meat into four 6-ounce burgers. If you are not going to cook right away, keep the burgers cold in the refrigerator. Sprinkle the burgers on both sides generously with salt and pepper. Grill until cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes on each side. During the last minutes of cooking, add 2 slices of cheese to each burger, cover the grill and let the cheese soften slightly, about 1 minute. Put the burgers on the buns, drizzle with some of the Meyer lemon-honey mustard and top with leaf lettuce and red onions. Serve with extra mustard on the side.

Recipe adapted from Bobby Flay

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