Wholesome Mom and I went out for lunch at this fantastic organic restaurant a few months back. She got this fabulous turkey burger and I knew it would be easy to recreate at home.
I was right.
Bleu Apple Turkey Burgers
Inspired by Prasino Restaurant
1 pound ground turkey
1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 onion, cut into strips
1 green apple, sliced thinly
1 cup baby Spinach
1/2 cup bleu cheese crumbles
4 hamburger buns, toasted
1. In a large bowl, mix the turkey with the onion soup mix, pepper, garlic powder, soy sauce, and egg. Refrigerate the mixture about 10 minutes, then form into 4 patties.
2. Preheat the pan for medium-high heat and add in 1 Tablespoon olive oil. Place the patties on the grill. Cook for 20 minutes, turning once, or until well done. The inside of the burgers will look whitish in color when cooked through.
3. In a separate skillet, add in the remaining 1 Tablespoon olive oil. Sautee onions until caramelized - about 10 minutes. Remove and set aside. Add apple slices into the same skillet and cook until softened.
Nutrition Notes: Blue cheese is a strong flavored crumbly cheese that has shades of blue due to its aging process. To get bleu cheese to that blueish color, the curds are crumbled, salted and then they add the peniciullium. Yes, this is the same thing that is used to fight off infections in people. For bleu cheese, this is the blue-green mold that actually creates the flavor and the color.
A serving size of any cheese is 1 oz., which is about the size of four small dice. This may seem like a small amount but because of its strong taste, it does not take much blue cheese to enjoy its flavor. Blue cheese is not a reduced fat cheese and has about 5 g of saturated fat per serving and saturated fats should be limited to less than 10% of total daily calories.
Taste Test: These were the best turkey burgers I’ve ever made! The apple, the spinach, the bleu cheese — amazing! I’m usually not a huge fan of fruit paired with savory dishes, but this was so good!