On a summer night, there is nothing more I like for dinner than a fancy burger. Open-faced, topped with goodness and right off the grill. My favorite.
For this burger, I used ground turkey instead of beef and then loaded the top with sliced brie, caramelized onions and blackberry jam.
Me oh my.
This recipe makes four half-pound burgers.
2 pounds of ground turkey
about a tablespoon of poultry seasoning
1 red onion, chopped
1 (8 oz) wheel of brie
1 jar of blackberry jam (you’ll just need a dollop per burger)
a few handfuls of arugula
torn basil to garnish
4 burger buns (we used whole wheat)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
salt and pepper
Preheat your outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to medium-high.
Add about 2 tablespoons of EVOO plus your poultry seasoning and a pinch of salt and pepper to your ground turkey. Divide mixture into four sections and make into patties.
Grill patties about 8 minutes per side or until cooked all the way through.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, caramelize your onion in a drizzle of EVOO and salt and pepper.
About a minute before you pull your burger patties off of the grill, add two to three thick slices of brie on top of each one and allow to melt just slightly.
Pull patties off and build your burger: bun, arugula, patty with brie, caramelized onions, a dollop of blackberry jam and a garnish of basil.
Now, if you think jam and turkey is a weird combination, just think back to Thanksgiving. What do you always eat together? Turkey and cranberry sauce. Same combo, new flavors, bonus brie and one delicious dinner.