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Cherry Caramelized Onions + Stuffed Turkey Cheeseburger

May 1, 2011 by Joan Nova in Condiments, Events, Meat | 12 Comments

So I heard from my friends on Facebook and Twitter that May is National Burger Month. Well, now, isn’t that convenient?

The other day I went food shopping and nothing really appealed to me as I walked up and down the aisles. Sometimes I can grab things for multiple meals, but this day I couldn’t see my next meal in front of my face. But, because I needed to bring something in, I bought some ground turkey and decided to make a burger.

…with a few twists.

There’s nothing magical or super creative about this recipe…just the message to not get stuck in a rut.

Push it, mix it up; your next meal doesn’t have to be like your last.
No two burgers have to be the same.

Turkey can be dry so I decided to stuff it with a wedge of Laughing Cow Blue Cheese (35 calories) and some parsley. And because it was turkey, I thought it would pair well with fruit so I threw some frozen cherries into the pan as I was caramelizing the onions. It was a good call and broke down beautifully adding color and sweetness.

Yes, it was a thick burger (but small in circumference :)) which helped keep it moist. That and the sweet onions on top!

Happy May…Happy National Burger Month!

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  1. Not fair. I’m not eating cheese or cheeseburgers right now, and I think I can smell it through the screen. Love that skinny bread.

  2. Liz says:

    Oh, boy, what a decadent burger! Wish it wasn’t raining…we’d fire up the grill :) Thanks for pointing me back to your newer blog.

  3. You need to enter this recipe in the Build A Better Burger contest sponsored by Sutter Home winery. Visit http://www.sutterhome.com for the rules. I really think you should.

  4. Love the idea of cherry caramelized onions! I actually just used up my frozen cherries :) but I saved the juice so I can use it to prepare the onions; my family would really like that.

  5. Barbara says:

    Burger month? Hadn’t a clue.
    This one is definitely a winner and I’m loving the sound of the caramelized onions!

  6. norma says:

    I like the cherry caramelized onions…I too stuff my burgers with “el queso”. Just gave me the idea to do my version this week.

  7. Tara says:

    I nearly shorted out my computer by drooling on it. YUM! I have got to try this!!

  8. Ben says:

    I’ve never been a big burger fan but lately I’ve been craving them. This one is just perfect. I need to get back into the kitchen and start making stuff like this again. Oh so delicious!

  9. Liz says:

    Hm…yummy!

  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE the cherry caramelised onions and what a burger! What an innovative take on the mundane as always.

    Also, with your Italian gene and love for all things Italia, I have some news to share so I look forward to your visit :)

    chow!

    Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

  11. I Sicilian says:

    Now, I’m not a hamburger gal. I seldom crave one, and this image has just done the job on me.

  12. I Sicilian says:

    That is to crave one right now

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