Sweet Onion, Bacon, Blue Cheese Burgers

These turkey burgers have a great balance of sweet and salty.  I basically just took the perfect burger toppings and mixed them into my patties!  They are good warm but even better served cold as leftovers.

Yields: 8 burgers; Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 20 minutes

  • 1 Tbsp evoo
  • large sweet onion, roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp smoked brown sugar*
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 slices turkey bacon
  • 1 lb 94% lean ground turkey
  • 4 oz blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

*If you don’t have smoked brown sugar you can make your own by combining 2 Tbsp light brown sugar with 4 drops liquid smoke.

  1. Place evoo in a large pan over medium-high heat.  Add onions to heated oil and cook 2 – 4 minutes until softened, then stir in smoked brown sugar and salt.  Continue to sauté onions for 10 minutes then remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Cook bacon until crispy, 2 – 3 minutes on each side.  Remove from heat.  Set cooked bacon aside until cool enough to handle, then crumble into small pieces.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, cooked onions, crumbled bacon, blue cheese, Worcestershire, and egg.  Use your hands to mix everything together until homogenous.  Form meat into 8 patties.
  4. Return pan to medium-high heat (add another 1/2 Tbsp of oil if needed).  Working in batches, cover pan and cook burgers until cooked through, 4 – 5 minutes on each side.

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