Hurst’s “Grande Blues” Blueberry and Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Turkey Burgers Recipe
August 6, 2016
Recipe by Chef Jacquie
- Yields: 4 Servings
Ingredients for Blueberry Compote
9 Ounces fresh Hurst Berry Farm’s “Grande Blues” blueberries (Our sponsor, Hurst’s Berry Farm*, provided us with amazing blueberries for this featured recipe!)
Ingredients for Burgers
Make Blueberry Compote (can be made ahead)
1Place all ingredients in a sauce pot over medium-high heat, bring to a boil, and then lower to simmer.
2Cook until compote boils down to about half and stir with wooden spoon occasionally.
3When cool, place in a bowl, cover and chill.
4Stores in fridge for up to two weeks.
Make the Burgers
1Place all ingredients, except cheese and oil, in a bowl and mix until well incorporated.
2Divide ground turkey into 8 portions, make into meatballs and then squash into patties.
3Place patties on a cookie sheet, cover with plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator until ready to assemble.
1Cut a slice of cheese into 4 smaller pieces.
2Make a small indentation in the center of the burger, place 2 small pieces of cheese in the indentation, followed by 1 teaspoon of compote and cap off with the other two pieces of cheese.
3Place another burger on top and seal the edges. Make a small indentation on top of the burger, this will stop it from puffing up too much.
4Chef Jacquie’s Culinary Tip: Place burgers back on the cookies sheet, wrap in plastic and keep in the refrigerator until ready to cook.
Cooking Option 1: Indoor/outdoor Grill
1Place a griddle ridged cast iron pan over medium-high heat, brush pan with a little olive oil and place burgers in pan, they should sizzle.
2Cook for 2 minutes and the turn burgers ¼ turn, this will create the beautiful “X” pattern you see on burgers at restaurants (Chef Jacquie’s Culinary Tip) and cook another 2 minutes.
3Flip burger over, put a little bit of water in the pan, close with a lid and let it cook for 4 minutes.
4Top with a whole slice of cheese and let it melt for a few seconds.
5Serve with more blueberry compote and your favorite burger condiments.
Cooking Option 2: Roasting
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2Remove plastic wrap and place cookie sheet in oven, bake for 8-10 minutes.
3Remove from oven and place cheese on top, put back in the oven and cook until cheese is melted.
Chef Jacquie’s Culinary Tip:
Adult Version: Substitute Cheddar with Blue cheese
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