Buffalo Turkey Burgers
Guilty, guilty, guilty. I am guilty of not posting in the last two weeks of school. It's because they were crazy weeks and food was simply not on the agenda as far as time goes. However I am super excited for summer and some new grilling recipes like this one!
Everyone loves burgers, but they do get a little hum drum after a while. This is a great recipe that is healthy, easy and will certainly prevent average burger boredom. The Buffalo sauce adds just a little bit of spice and moisture to help keep the burger nice and juicy. You could certainly add actual blue cheese to this, but I find it to be a bit overpowering.
1 lb ground turkey (I used 93% lean)
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce, divided
4 to 6 tablespoons blue cheese dressing
1 stalk celery diced finely
4 soft hamburger buns
Start by seasoning the ground turkey with the garlic salt and pepper. Then gradually stir in the wing sauce reserving about 4 tablespoons. The extra sauce will be poured over the burgers as they are cooking. Once the ingredients are well mixed, form the meat into four patties.
Cook the patties on a grill or grill pan with medium heat. These will only need a few minutes per side.
Flip the burgers when the first side is lightly golden brown. Make sure you don't over cook them as they will become dry more quickly than a fattier meat. As the second side is finishing up, spoon over the remaining wing sauce for extra flavor.
To plate each burger, put the cooked patty on a bun. Then add a sprinkle of the celery, a tablespoon or so of the dressing and even a splash more of the wing sauce for extra spice. These will be sure to add something special to your next BBQ! Check back on Thursday for a great side!