Turkey Herb Stuffed Goat Cheese Burgers

by Kelli H. on June 10, 2012

I celebrated my 25th birthday yesterday. It was a pretty low key birthday, but actually it was really nice and relaxing. I bbq’d myself some of my favorite turkey burgers — see above. These turkey herb stuffed goat cheese burgers are most likely my favorite burgers, ever. They’re so moist, which I attribute to the copious amounts of fresh herbs. They’re simple, which is always a favorite of mine, as well as easy to make! I don’t really think it gets better than that. Plus, the honey dijon sauce is paired so perfectly with this burger. 

Sorry for showing you a picture of raw meat. I know that’s not really a pretty sight, but I wanted to show you anyway. These are big burgers by the way! You’ll be stuffed after eating this beast! Oh yah, and do yourself a favor and don’t skip the step of coating the raw burger in some olive oil. 

 

I really love stuffed burgers and it’s great that these don’t even leak goat cheese on the grill. They only leak goat cheese when you push down on them to take a bite, and then BAM! goat cheese heaven.

I’m not usually one to drink sparkling wine with my burgers, but hey, it was my 25th birthday, and I think we all deserve to enjoy some sparkling wine on our birthdays! Plus, wine always makes me feel older and fancy, and well, it gets me more tipsy than beer to be frank.

 
Well, I sincerley hope you make these burgers sometime because they’re the epitome of summer, and they’re so good, this foodie would rather stay home than go out to a fancy restaurant in Sonoma County, and believe me, there’s lots of good restaurants here! 

I’m off to go enjoy some wine tasting in Healdsburg with my friend, Michelle, now and then to go swim! It’s supposed to be in the 90’s here today — yikes!  Here’s to 25!

Turkey Herb Stuffed Goat Cheese Burgers
 Adapted from Rachael Ray

1.25 pounds ground turkey
1/3 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/3 cup finely chopped dill
1/4 cup chopped chives
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper
1 (4oz) log goat cheese, quartered
olive oil
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 cup dijon mustard
3 tablespoons honey
4 burger buns
whatever toppings you choose

1. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
2. In a large bowl; combine ground turkey with herbs, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Divide turkey into 4 equal parts and form into mounds. Press a piece of the goat cheese into the turkey and form the turkey over the goat cheese by forming a patty. Drizzle each patty with olive oil. Grill burgers for about 5 minutes on each side.
2. In a small bowl; combine sour cream, mustard, and honey.
3. Assemble each burger on a bun and top turkey burger with the honey dijon sauce and your choice of toppings. 

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Chloe@EveryCraving June 10, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Happy belated birthday!!! Those burgers look amazing. I made turkey burgers one time and they turned out so bland they weren’t even edible. You definitely have to season turkey burgers 10x more than beef. I gotta try making turkey burgers again and this looks like the most delicious and flavorful recipe! Can’t go wrong with goat cheese either 😉

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my little celebration June 10, 2012 at 11:12 pm

happy birthday friend! These look delicious! love the new look of the blog by the way, so fun!

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Maren June 11, 2012 at 6:20 am

If I could eat goat cheese I’d be all over these. You really did it this time. This recipe is out of this world.

Happy birthday! I’m already counting down the days to mine. I’ll have to have Korbel too. 😉

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Made in Sonoma June 13, 2012 at 3:01 pm

You could take out the goat cheese & they’d still be good & Maren appropriate. 🙂

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Annie June 11, 2012 at 5:31 pm

My husband has been wanting to grill burgers for the past week- I think this is the recipe we should try! They look fantastic! I love the buns you used on them.

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Sonia the Mexigarian June 11, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Happy belated birthday!!Those burgers definetly scream summer. I love all the green within them, and you can’t go wrong with goat cheese 🙂 Yum.

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Jane June 13, 2012 at 2:55 am

I must make these. Immediately.

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Made in Sonoma June 13, 2012 at 3:02 pm

I hope you do! They’re my favorite!

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