Turkey Burgers with Gorgonzola, Caramelized Onions & Arugula

Turkey burgers get a bad rep for being bland and boring. But it’s really all in the mix and the toppings. When I saw this recipe for mini turkey burgers, I decided to make them big kid-sized and kick it up a notch by adding caramelized onions, mushrooms, and arugula. I also added a dash of Worcestershire to the ground turkey to give it a little more flavor. The result was a delicious, gourmet-tasting turkey burger that was full on flavor and not on fat—score!

 

Turkey Burgers with Gorgonzola, Caramelized Onions & Arugula

½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
½ tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 lb ground turkey breast
1 medium yellow onion
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp olive oil
½ cup (2 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese, at room temperature
2 cups fresh arugula
Hamburger buns
Cooking spray

 

1. Mix together the first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Form the ground turkey into patties and place on a plate. Cover with foil and set aside in the frig while you cook the onions and mushrooms.

2. Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook until soft and translucent. Add mushrooms. Sprinkle in sugar, stir, and continue cooking until the onions and mushrooms are very tender, about 20 minutes. Set aside.

3. Heat a grill pan or your grill to medium heat. Spray with cooking spray and then cook the turkey burgers for 5 minutes on each side or until done.

4. Spread the Gorgonzola evenly on each of the hamburger buns, top with a burger, onions, mushrooms, and arugula.

 

Adapted from Cooking Light

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