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Paula Jean Cuisine

Happy National Cheeseburger Day! 
Sep. 18, 2012 9:34 am 
Updated: Oct. 11, 2012 11:12 am


This is a turkey burger full of flavor with a creamy filling inside.  Who says that a cheeseburger has to be made of beef and topped with cheddar or american cheese?  My cheese of choice in this one-pepperjack, of course.  The combination of creamy and crunchy, salty and spicy makes this a great burger to grill outside or in the kitchen in a cast iron skillet. 

These are easy to make, with bacon and avocado, along with pepperjack cheese on top-what's not to love?

Here's how easy they are to make-

Preheat your grill to medium high heat.

Turkey Patties:
2 lbs. lean ground turkey
1 cup salsa, divided (use 1/2 cup for patties and 1/2 for filling)
2 T. dry taco mix
1 t. salt
1/2 t. black pepper

Filling for Patties:
6 ounces cream cheese, chilled and cubed
the remaining 1/2 cup salsa

1/3 c. mayo
1 T. hot sauce (I use tabasco)

Other Ingredients:
6 hamburger buns
2 avocados, sliced
sliced pepper jack cheese
applewood smoked bacon or any thick bacon

Mix turkey meat mixture and shape into 12 thin patties (you are going to fill and press 2 together).

Meanwhile, cook the bacon  on medium and drain.

Mix the filling ingredients with a fork and top each patty with a spoonful; top with another patty and press edges to seal.

Grill on medium hot grill that has been oiled or sprayed with nonstick spray, turning once, until done.

Mix the sauce mixture and top each with cheese until melted, then other condiments.

These are so good.  Seriously, these are really good!

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Sep. 18, 2012 6:35 pm
I Like Turkey Burgers. I have to watch the hot sauce and stuff since my wife can't handle it.
Sep. 18, 2012 10:19 pm
I like turkey burgers also,i also can't handle hot sauce, but my husband would like this.
Oct. 11, 2012 11:12 am
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I work for a commercial insurance agency, so cooking is the creative outlet that I need. I love to create my own recipes, cook for others and blog about cooking at http://rustyspatula.com/. My two grown sons grew up cooking in our kitchen, and now I enjoy cooking with my 5 year old grandson.
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