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Bacon Gouda Turkey Burgers

You don't have to reinvent the wheel. Sometimes, you just need to put bacon and cheese on it. These delicious Bacon Gouda Turkey Burgers are evidence of that.

This is a bacon gouda turkey burger. There is a seeded bun with bacon, red onion, beef, and cheese on it.

Bacon Gouda Turkey Burgers

Turkey burgers are sandwiches made with burger patties that utilize ground turkey as the primary ingredient (rather than ground beef, of course). Truthfully, they have a reputation for being less... good than a regular burger.

So, is the reputation deserved? Maybe, but only because some people decided to make some really boring, bland burgers out of turkey.

I'm here to advocate for a better turkey burger. I've already proven my dedication to this cause with my Chipotle Lime Turkey Burger. This Bacon Gouda Turkey Burger (BGTB) recipe is the next step toward a world with turkey burgers that are actually worth eating.

Bacon gouda turkey burgers recipe

So, what goes into these bacon gouda turkey burgers? It's actually pretty simple:

  • ground turkey (I use 85% lean)
  • salt & pepper
  • gouda cheese
  • bacon
  • buns
  • red onion
  • optional: BBQ sauce

Does gouda go on a burger?

It absolutely does. This ubiquitous, versatile cheese is the perfect tool for rounding out the flavor profiles of this burger.

Because turkey does not impart a terribly strong flavor, what you decide to put in and on the patty will dictate the taste of the dish.

What are the healthiest turkey burgers?

It's sometimes assumed that turkey burgers are a much healthier choice than, say, ground beef. The extra lean nature of this turkey makes it a healthy choice over certain types of ground beef, but don't expect the turkey-for-beef substitution to magically make something good for you! Look to the other ingredients and the portions, for example.

How do you make bacon gouda turkey burgers?

This one's pretty quick to throw together. It looks something like this:

  • Start by cooking the bacon if it’s not already cooked. (Easily cook the bacon in the oven on 350 for 20 minutes).
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Lightly brush buns with oil and let cook until toasted.
  • Form the ground turkey into four 1-inch-thick patties. Season with salt and pepper. grill over high heat, turning once, until nearly cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the patties to the heated skillet. Cook for about 8-10 minutes, turning once, until burgers are cooked through.
  • Top the patties with a slice of gouda cheese, cover with a lid, and let the cheese melt for about a minute.
  • On top of a bun, add the burger patty, red onions, bacon, and BBQ sauce. Enjoy!

What do you eat with a turkey burger?

What are your favorite toppings and sides to have along with a burger? Start with those. I think this would pair very nicely with a favorite hearty salad and some fresh fruit.

Or why not impress yourself and your friends/family with some super delicious sweet potato fries (like these from Mark Bittman)?

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This is a bacon gouda turkey burger. There is a seeded bun with bacon, red onion, beef, and cheese on it.
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Bacon Gouda Turkey Burgers

You don't have to reinvent the wheel. Sometimes, you just need to put bacon and cheese on it. These delicious Bacon Gouda Turkey Burgers are evidence of that.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: turkey burgers
Servings: 4
Calories: 531kcal
Author: Jordan Smith

Equipment

  • skillet

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey I use 85% lean
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 slices gouda cheese
  • 8 slices bacon cooked
  • 4 buns
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • recommended: BBQ sauce

Instructions

  • Start by cooking the bacon if it’s not already cooked. (Easily cook the bacon in the oven on 350 for 20 minutes).
  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Lightly brush buns with oil and let cook until toasted.
  • Form the ground turkey into four 1-inch-thick patties. Season with salt and pepper. grill over high heat, turning once, until nearly cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the patties to the heated skillet. Cook for about 8-10 minutes, turning once, until burgers are cooked through.
  • Top the patties with a slice of gouda cheese, cover with a lid, and let the cheese melt for about a minute.
  • On top of a bun, add the burger patty, red onions, bacon, and BBQ sauce. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 531kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 33g
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