Monday, May 25, 2009

Bacon-wrapped Turkey Burgers

2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
1 pound ground turkey
1/4 cup fine dried bread crumbs
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 bacon slices (about 4 oz. total)
4 ounces m√ľnster cheese, thinly sliced
4 hamburger buns or rolls (4 in. wide), cut in half horizontally

1. Add mustard, ground turkey, bread crumbs, egg, and salt; mix well.

2. Divide turkey mixture into four equal portions; shape each into an evenly thick 4-inch-wide round. Wrap a slice of bacon snugly in a ring around edge of each patty, overlapping ends and securing with a toothpick. If making ahead, lay patties in a single layer on a plate, cover airtight, and chill up to 1 day.

3. Lay turkey patties on a lightly oiled grill over a solid bed of medium coals or medium heat on a gas grill (you can hold your hand at grill level only 4 to 5 seconds); cover grill and open vents. Cook patties until browned on the bottom, 4 to 6 minutes. Turn with a wide spatula and continue to cook until patties feel firm when pressed and are no longer pink in the center (cut to test), 4 to 7 minutes longer.

4. Cover meat evenly with cheese and lay buns, cut side down, on grill; cover and cook until cheese is melted and buns are toasted, 2 to 3 minutes.

--Adapted from Cooking Light magazine

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