Apple, Gouda & Caramelized Onion Stuffed Turkey Burgers
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Serves: 8
  • 2-3 pounds ground turkey
  • ½ cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons spicy mustard
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1½ cups apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1- 1½ cups smoked gouda, shredded
  • 8 burger buns
  • more cheese and toppings for dressing the burgers
  1. In a large bowl mix together the ground turkey, bread crumbs, egg, mustard, parsley, salt, and pepper. Form into 8 patties, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until you’re ready to stuff them.
  2. In a medium saucepan combine the apples, 2 tablespoons of the butter, the cinnamon, and the nutmeg. Cook over medium high heat for 3-5 minutes, until the butter is melted and the apples are soft. Scrape the apples out of the pan into a small dish or onto a clean work space.
  3. In the same saucepan place the red onion, the remaining tablespoon of butter, and the olive oil. Cook over medium heat for 5-7 minutes until the onions are caramelly and sweet.
  4. Take the turkey patties from the fridge. Working with one at a time, divide each patty in half (just pinch off the top half and set it aside for a minute). Make a well in the center of the half that’s still in your hand. Fill the well with the apples, onions, and cheese. Place the top half back on the stuffed burger and pinch & smooth the sides to cover the seam. Make sure none of the filling is spilling out and reshape the patty. It will look just like it did before you stuffed it, just a good bit fatter. Repeat this process with the remaining burger patties, recover, and refrigerate.
  5. We cooked our stuffed burgers on the outdoor grill (our weather here is still in the 70′s-80′s in the afternoons) but you could easily broil them or cook them on a countertop grill.
  6. On the gas grill we cooked them for 5 minutes on each side and then flipped once more before melting the extra cheese over the top and that was plenty. Because the filling is pre-cooked, these don’t take as long as they look like they would based on the size, but it IS turkey so make sure it’s done (165 degrees).
  7. Serve on the buns with all the extra toppings.
Recipe by Sugar Dish Me at