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Smoky Turkey Burgers

So here's the Better Homes & Gardens story. I used to work in legal. At one point, I was the office manager (and paralegal) for a small firm. I covered the phones while our receptionist was on break, and one morning while flipping through a recent BG&H I decided to enter one of their monthly recipe contests. They were looking for ground meat recipes, so during the 15 minutes the receptionist was gone, I concocted this recipe, typed it up, and mailed it in.

I didn't give it another thought until a few months later when I discovered a winners' notification in my PO Box... I didn't get first prize, but I was one of the honorable mentions, earning me an award certificate and a weber gas grill.

Given that my recipe had won a national contest, I decided to have a few friends over, and we all tried my now famous "Smoky Turkey Burgers" for the first time:

1 lb ground turkey
1/2 cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese (about 2 oz)
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Dash Tabasco
Non-stick spray coating
4 Kaiser rolls, split and toasted
Dijon mustard
lettuce leaves
1 medium tomato, sliced
1 small Bermuda onion, sliced

In a large mixing bowl combine turkey, cheese, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper, and Tabasco. Shape into four 3/4-inch thick patties.

Spray a cold grill rack with nonstick spray coating. Grill patties directly over medium-hot coals for 15-18 minutes or till no pink remains. (Or broil patties 4-5 inches from heat for 10-12 minutes or till no pink remains)

Spread mayo and mustard onto rolls. Serve patties in buns with lettuce, tomato, and onion.

Makes 4 main-dish servings.


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