TURKEY BURGER WITH BAYONNE HAM AND BRIE CHEESE

This Turkey Burger with Bayonne Ham and Brie Cheese will surely become a summer favorite. The burger is light and juicy. It’s placed on a bed of mustard aioli and a leaf of lettuce, then topped with an amazing layer of caramelized onions, slices of melted Brie cheese, and crispy Bayonne Ham.

Ingredients

Burger Patties:
  • 1 lbs. Ground turkey meat 93% fat;
  • 2 Bread slices soaked in milk and squeezed out;
  • 1 Egg;
  • ⅓ cup Parmesan Cheese;
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce;
  • 1 tablespoon Parsley;
  • 1 teaspoon Onion powder;
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder;
  • 1 teaspoon Sweet paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon Salt & ½ teaspoon Pepper.
Caramelized Onions
  • 1 large Vidalia sweet onions or 2 small Spanish onions;
  • 1 tablespoon Butter; unsalted
  • 1 Olive Oil; Extra Virgin
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
Mustard Aioli
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise;
  • 1 tablespoon Creamy Dijon Mustard;
  • 1 tablespoon Whole Grain Dijon Mustard;
  • Black Pepper to taste
Other Ingredients
  • 8 slices Bayonne Ham;
  • 8 slices Brie Cheese;
  • 4 Sesame seeds burger buns;
  • 4 Lettuce leaves;
  • Oil spray for burgers.

Instructions

Caramelized Onions:
  1. Slice your onions;
  2. Heat up your pan, then add butter and olive oil, onions, and salt & pepper;
  3. Cook it on low for 45 minutes to an hour (mixing often), until your onions are caramelized.
Turkey Meat Patties:
  1. First, you’ll want to soak your bread for a couple of minutes in milk. Once the bread is soaked, squeeze out the milk and only put the inner bread into a mixing bowl (you can skip the crust);
  2. Then add turkey meat, egg, Parmesan cheese, parsley, and spices into a big bowl and mix it. Be sure not to overmix the meat. Otherwise, it’ll be tough. You can use a fork to do this;
  3. If your meat is too wet, you can add a few bread crumbs, but don’t overdo it. You want the burgers to be slightly wet, as they’ll be juicier;
  4. Form 4 patties and set aside.
Mustard Aioli
  1. In a bowl, mix together mayonnaise with both mustards and black pepper. Do not add salt, as your mayonnaise, as well as your mustards, are already salty.

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Assemble Burgers:
  1. Preheat your grill to hot;
  2. Spray your burgers with cooking oil and place onto the grill;
  3. Cook your burgers on each side for about 5-7 minutes (depending on the thickness of your patty);
  4. Place slices of Bayonne ham on a tin foil and place it on a grill next to the burgers; let it cook for a few minutes to your desired crispiness; remove from the grill;
  5. Once the burgers are cooked on both sides, add some caramelized onions on top of each burger, top it with sliced brie cheese and let it melt;
  6. Remove burgers from the grill;
  7. You can toast your buns if that’s your preference; then add mustard aioli, a leaf of lettuce, a burger with onions and cheese and top it with crispy Bayonne ham. You can add more aioli on the top bun as well. Serve and enjoy!

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