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.
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.
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
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.