Cheese and Herb Stuffed Turkey Burgers

I love a BBQ.

Embarrassingly, however, I have never even attempted to use the grill.

So every time I come up with a recipe that needs to be grilled, I stand there patiently waiting for my husband, Andy, to grill it for me. As a self-admitted control freak, I kind of hate to relinquish my food into someone’s hands but my own.

I must learn how to grill. I must learn how to grill. I must learn how to grill.

…But for now, I came up with these Herb & Cheese Stuffed Turkey Burgers that I made on a grill pan while Andy was in Canada on a fishing trip. Easy and kid friendly, I will for sure make these again.

Andy: When you are in town, I will even let you grill them on the real grill.

Herb and Cheese Stuffed Turkey Burgers
Makes: 6 servings

Here’s What You Need:
1 pound ground turkey breast
4 teaspoons of Worcester sauce
2 to 3 wedges of Laughing Cow Light Garlic and Herb, Cut into cubes
2 teaspoons of your favorite seasoning (I used Penzey’s Forward!)
6 whole wheat buns
Salt and pepper
Extra virgin olive oil

Optional Toppings*: Low fat or olive oil mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, Spring greens, ripe tomato slices with salt and pepper.

Here’s What You Do:
Preheat the oven to broil. Gently mix the turkey with the Worcester sauce and the seasoning, and then form into 6 balls.

Stuff a cube of cheese in the middle and then flatten to form a patty.

Stuff a cube of cheese in the middle and then flatten to form a patty.

Preheat a grill pan or a “real” grill to medium high heat and add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil in the pan to coat.

Grill the turkey patties about 7 minutes (4 minutes and then flip and then another 3).

Open the buns and broil for 1 to 2 minutes.  Using the toasted buns, create each burger. Garnish with salt and pepper and your favorite toppings.

*I made one for lunch and swapped the traditional toppings for avocado and salsa. Delicioso! 

Kid Tip:

I added a half a piece of all natural cheddar to my four-year-old’s burger — big hit!

For my two-year-old, I deconstructed the burger, serving him pieces of turkey and ketchup alongside his “toasted” bread.

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