You need this Turkey Cheeseburger in your life.
It’s flavorful satisfying, juicy, and somewhat healthy, too!
Burgers, specifically cheeseburgers, are one of my very favorite meals, foods, sandwiches, whatever you want to call them, to eat. My cravings typically consist of something sweet but cheeseburgers are definitely my number one meal craving.
What’s your number one meal craving?!?!
I am aware that I can’t eat cheeseburgers every week…well I guess I could but it probably wouldn’t be the healthiest decision I’ve ever made.
My heaven will include cheeseburgers every.day.
Ground turkey or even ground chicken are great alternatives to ground beef when you’re craving a meaty burger but want to stay on the healthy side. It’s lean and full of protein. HOWEVER, the flavor is lacking in the actual meat and they can dry out pretty darn easily. Not the goods.
I’ve got good news though. Adding ingredients like onions, diced red pepper, salt, pepper, and garlic give the turkey meat so much flavor that you won’t even realize you’re eating a healthier cheeseburger.
I also decided to use thousand island dressing instead of ketchup and mustard because I felt it would compliment the flavor of the turkey meat better and also give it more flavor without taking away from the yummy flavors or garlic, onion, and red pepper.
And of course I added a thick slice of provolone cheese to the burger to make it a Turkey CHEESEBURGER.
Here’s a little trick for ya. Do you watch Diners Drive-Ins and Dives? I’m obsessed with that show. All the chefs add cheese to their burgers right before they’re done and add a splash of water to the skillet or cook top and then cover it for 30 seconds or so. The steam from the water melts the cheese and gives it that gooey texture we’re all looking for in a cheeseburger. I also tend to think it keeps the burger nice and juuuuicy,
Are you craving cheeseburgers now?
- ¾ pound ground turkey meat
- ¼ cup diced white onion
- ¼ cup dived red pepper
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic (1 garlic clove)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Wheat buns (or whatever you prefer)
- 3 slices provolone cheese
- Thousand Island Dressing
- In a small sauté pan, add a splash of olive oil and place over medium heat. Add onions and red peppers and cook until slightly soft, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
- In a bowl gently mix ground turkey, onions, red peppers, garlic, salt, and pepper, Form mixture into three patties.
- In a large skillet add a few tablespoons olive oil and place over medium heat. Add the turkey patties and cook on each side for about 4 minutes or until lightly golden brown. If burgers start to burn too quickly, turn down heat. It's important that they are cooked all the way through so make sure you watch the heat so they cook evenly. Once they're done, add a slice of provolone cheese and add a splash of water to the pan and cover with lid or tin foil until the cheese melts. The water will help create steam so the cheese melts quickly and will become gooey.
- Remove burgers from pan and assemble with topping ingredients and enjoy.