Turkey Cobb Burgers
This was the first recipe chosen by Dinner Diva’s, and it was a great pick! Ever since I discovered adding ricotta to turkey burgers I do it in every recipe. I really think this helps the turkey stay nice and moist. I also made a few other adjustments that I noted below. Enjoy!
Chicken Cobb Burger
For the burgers:
8 (1/2- thick) strips bacon
1 1/2 pounds ground chicken, 90 percent lean (I used ground turkey)
2 tablespoons canola oil
Salt Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (I used gorgonzola)
4 burger buns, split
1 large ripe beefsteak tomato, cut into 4 slices
1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into 8 slices
¼ C Ricotta Cheese (I added this)
for the vinaigrette:
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup finely shredded romaine lettuce
For the vinaigrette:
combine all the ingredients except the lettuce in a small bowl. Let sit for at least 30 min. to let flavors mend.
I changed a few things when preparing these burgers. The original recipe called for the salt and pepper to be sprinkled on top of the formed patties prior to grilling. I decided to mix the spices into my meat. In a large bowl combine ground turkey, salt, pepper, and ricotta. Mix to incorporate being careful not to overwork the meat. Form into four patties and set aside.
For the burgers:
Heat the grill to medium.
Place the strips of bacon on the grill (lay them across the grate so they don’t fall through) and grill for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, until golden brown and slightly crispy. Remove the bacon to a plate lined with paper towels. Increase the heat of the grill to high. Grill the burgers until golden brown on both sides and cooked completely through, about 5 minutes per side. Top the burgers with the blue cheese, close the cover, and continue cooking until the cheese begins to melt, about 1 minute longer.
Place the burgers on the bottom half of each bun and top with a slice of tomato, 2 slices of avocado, 2 slices of bacon and some of the dressed romaine. Cover each burger with the bun tops and serve.
Source: Food Network