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All Dressed Lumberjack Turkey Burger


  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 6 burgers 1x

Description

These All Dressed Lumberjack Turkey Burgers are perfect for your next barbecue!  A tender turkey burger dressed with beer braised onions, cheddar cheese, turkey bacon and a maple BBQ aioli.


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Ingredients

Turkey Burger:

  • 2 lbs fresh ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground pepper
  • seasoning salt for grilling

Beer Braised Onions:

  • 3 sweet onions
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup beer (I used a pale ale)
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Maple BBQ Aioli:

  • 1/4 cup of your favourite BBQ sauce
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

All the Dressings:

  • sliced tomatoes
  • sliced red onion
  • leaf lettuce
  • cooked slices of turkey bacon
  • fresh burger buns

Instructions

Turkey Burger:

  1. In a bowl combine the ground turkey, bread crumbs, salt and pepper.  Mix well.
  2. Shape into patties in the size of your choice. From my experience with using ground turkey, there isn’t much shrinkage during cooking. They are so meaty that they tend to stay pretty much the same size.
  3. Tip! These burgers are best if they have a chance to refrigerate for at least 1 hour or more before barbecuing. This allows for the burgers to set.
  4. See notes below for tips on forming turkey burgers.

Beer Braised Onions:

  1. Melt the butter in a skillet over low/medium heat.
  2. Slice the onions and add them to the skillet.
  3. Cook for about 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in the beer, sugar and salt and pepper.
  5. Turn the heat down to low, and simmer the onions until they are soft, there is no liquid in the pan and the onions are caramelized.  About 20-30 minutes.
  6. Set aside.

Maple BBQ Aioli:

  1. Mix together the BBQ sauce, mayonnaise and maple syrup.
  2. Set aside.

All the Dressings:

  1. Slice your tomatoes, onions, lettuce and cheese.
  2. Cook your turkey bacon.
  3. Prep your buns.

Putting it all together:

  1. Lightly season your turkey burgers with a seasoning salt.
  2. On a medium to high heat BBQ, cook the burgers until they reach an end point temperature of 165 degrees.  See notes below for tips on grilling turkey burgers!
  3. Serve on a bun with the beer braised onions, maple BBQ aioli and all the fixings!
  4. Enjoy!