Cherry, Fontina and Bacon Turkey Burgers
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Serves: 4 burgers
Seasonal cherries, gooey fontina cheese and center cut bacon top these ground turkey breast burgers for a lighter, summer meal.
  • Patties
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 large garlic clove, grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 cup roughly chopped cherries
  • 1 cup arugula
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces fontina cheese
  • 8 slices center-cut bacon, cooked
  • 4 pretzel buns
  • 4 teaspoons light mayo (optional)
  1. In a bowl, mix turkey breast, 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar, worcestershire, onion, garlic, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Do not over mix. Form into four patties.
  2. Turn a grill on medium-high. Grill patties until charred and cooked through, about five minutes per side.
  3. While the patties are grilled toss the cherries with balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Toss the arugula with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. When the patties are almost done cooking, top with cheese. Throw buns on the grill until slightly charred and toasted.
  6. If using mayo, spread one teaspoon on bottom of bun. Top with a handful of arugula followed by the turkey patty. Top with bacon and then spoon the marinated cherries on top.
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