Friday, April 8

Turkey Burgers with Green Apples & Brie

Grilled turkey burgers, topped with melted brie cheese, green apple, and arugula


Turkey Burgers with Green Apples & Brie


L.A. has a lot of awesome burger joints to satisfy my occasional cravings (and my husband's constant cravings), but we also love grilling at home. Turkey burgers are a healthier option – especially paired with whole wheat buns - which means we can eat them often without feeling guilty. These are topped with a mixture of melted brie cheese (side note: I would literally eat anything that was covered in melted brie), thinly sliced Granny Smith apple, and peppery arugula. My husband likes to put dijon mustard on his, too. It might sound like an unusual flavor combination, but it really works. The slightly-tart apples provide sweetness and crunch, the brie is earthy and buttery, and the arugula adds a fresh and peppery note. It's a fun and healthy alternative to a traditional cheeseburger and will have all your friends impressed at your next barbecue.
Turkey Burgers with Green Apples & Brie:
  • Season ¾ lb. of ground dark meat turkey with a couple large pinches of salt and pepper.
  • Divide meat in half and shape into two burger patties.*
  • Add burgers hot, oiled grill or grill pan and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Flip burgers to the other side and top each burger with two slices of brie cheese.
  • Cook for another 3-4 minutes, until burger is cooked through and cheese has melted.
  • Remove burgers from the grill, place on a plate, and cover with foil.
  • Meanwhile, add buns to the grill and toast for 1-2 minutes.
  • Place each bun on a plate and top with a turkey patty, a few slices of green apple,** and a handful of arugula.

Serves two
*Use your thumb to make an indentation in the middle of each patty. This will keep them from rising into a dome while cooking.
**I used a Granny Smith apple.