Turkey Bacon Burgers

    30 min

    A delicious alternative to the classic beef burgers. Burger buns are filled with grilled turkey burgers, bacon and Gouda cheese. Why not try them out at your next summer barbecue?

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 egg
    • 4 tablespoons finely chopped onion
    • 450g minced turkey
    • 55g fine Italian breadcrumbs
    • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke flavouring
    • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 4 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs
    • 1 large portabello mushroom cap, cut into thick slices
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil for brushing
    • 115g back bacon, fat removed
    • 115g sliced Gouda cheese
    • 4 burger buns, split and toasted
    • 4 tablespoons spicy brown mustard or to taste
    • 125ml mayonnaise or to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Preheat barbecue for medium heat and lightly oil the cooking grate.
    2. Beat the egg and onion together in a mixing bowl. Add the turkey, Italian breadcrumbs, liquid smoke, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Mix until evenly combined and form into 4 burgers. Press each burger into the panko crumbs and set aside.
    3. Cook the turkey burgers on the preheated barbecue until no longer pink in the centre and the juices run clear, about 4 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the centre should read at least 74 degrees C. While the burgers are cooking, brush the mushrooms with olive oil and cook on the barbecue along with the bacon. Just before the turkey burgers are done, top with the bacon and the Gouda cheese. Cook until the cheese melts.
    4. Spread the burger buns with mustard and mayonnaise. Place a turkey burger onto each bottom bun and top with the portabello mushroom slices. Sandwich with the remaining bun halves and serve.

    Panko breadcrumbs

    Are Japanese style breadcrumbs and can be found in Chinese/Oriental speciality shops or online. Alternatively, you can use plain breadcrumbs.

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    Reviews in English (21)


    Delicious. I forgot the panko crumbs and used turkey bacon. This was really wonderful... used my indoor grill pan to make  -  22 Dec 2013


    This burger is simple to make yet loaded with flavor and has a gourmet taste. We had surprise dinner guests and I happen to have all of the ingredients in my pantry. The recipe is too good not to share!  -  27 Jun 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Rainy outside so I broiled instead of grilled, used Havarti cheese instead of Gouda and they still came out well. My only critique would be the nutrition info. Wow...over 800 calories and 53 grams of fat for 1 burger. I was surprised...  -  16 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)