Blue Cheese Stuffed Turkey Burgers

I have mentioned it a lot lately, but it’s definitely burger season in this household.  It’s summer, we bought a grill 2-ish months ago, and my husband loves to show off his grilling skillz.  Never mind the fact that I have yet to buy him a “Grill Master” apron, even though he begs for it constantly.  Speaking of which, does anyone know of stores (online or otherwise) where one could find an affordable, yet cool-looking one?  If so, please let me know!

That aside, we made these Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers from Heather Christo’s blog on Monday and they were delish!  I don’t think I used quite as much blue cheese as the recipe calls for…I got one of those small tubs of blue cheese crumbles from the grocery store earlier this week, that I plan to use for another burger recipe this weekend (and yes, turkey – weird, right? haha), so I didn’t want to use it all in one shot.  Regardless, it still turned out well.  It was a shock in almost every bite – some bites, there was a mouthful of tart blue cheese, and other bites, not.  Both my husband and I loved these, and created leftovers for lunch the next day, which is always a bonus!  I paired the burgers with store-bought French fries (3 points per serving) and frozen corn.  I certainly learned my lesson from my recent “side dish disasters.”  I was actually talking to my mom on the phone the other night, as she had read my blog and gave me some suggestions on how to always be prepared for side dishes.  I know, I know, store-bought French fries are not legit in the foodie world, but hey, they’re quick and easy!  Same with frozen corn (which, I found out recently, sadly has points, because it is a starchy vegetable).

Speaking of quick and easy (that’s a “that’s what she said” joke waiting to happen!), I have seen tons of recipes for homemade hamburger buns lately.  As you are well aware, I make burgers A LOT.  The homemade buns I have seen look absolutely delicious, but at the same time I wonder, who has time for that?  On top of that, most of the people posting recipes for homemade buns are moms of young children – one in fact is a mom of 6!  I whole-heartedly believe children are a blessing from the Lord, and I want several young’uns myself, but if I have six children, I highly, highly, HIGHLY doubt I will make homemade buns.  That being said, more power to the mamas and busy ladies alike that have the time, dedication, and patience to make them.  And really, now that I think about it, I have no idea what I’m talking about, since I’ve never actually made them…perhaps they are incredibly simple.  One day I suppose I will get around to making a batch of some that I’ve pinned onto Pinterest…

One finally ramble: I was just reading the original recipe more carefully and noticed that practically all of my favourite professional food bloggers commented on this blogger’s post! I may or may not be slightly jealous. 😉

WW value per burger: 9 (5 if you go bun-less!)

blue cheese turkey burger

Blue Cheese Stuffed Turkey Burgers

Makes 4 burgers

Ingredients:
-1 package lean ground turkey
-1/4cu parsley
-1/2 onion, finely diced
-1 egg
-4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
-salt and pepper, to taste
-8oz blue cheese
-whole wheat buns
-garnish of your choice

Directions:
-In a large bowl, combine the turkey, parsley, onion, eggs and Worcestershire sauce.
-Form 4 patties.
-Top the center of each patty with a few blue cheese crumbles and re-shape the patties around the cheese. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.
-Grill the burgers on medium heat until cooked through, about 6 minutes per side.

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2 thoughts on “Blue Cheese Stuffed Turkey Burgers

  1. they also have skinny buns at the store now, too.

    i saw a cool apron in ferndale for about $20. i was going to get it for you and then thought you might already have one.

    let me know, hugs,mom

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