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Cobb Salad Turkey Burger

D'Artagnan | Yield: serves 4
If a burger has “salad” in the name, it’s virtuous, right? This knife-and-fork turkey burger has all the flavors of our favorite Cobb salad with smoky bacon, avocado, blue cheese, and tangy mayonnaise on toasted country bread.
New Cobb Salad Turkey Burger Recipe | D'Artagnan

Ingredients

  • 8 slices Hickory Smoked Bacon
  • 4 thick slices country bread
  • Olive oil
  • Coarse salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 24 ounces Ground Turkey
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 4 ounces Roquefort cheese, crumbled
  • 3 ounces crème fraîche
  • 8 slices tomato
  • 12 bibb lettuce leaves
  • 2 small avocados (or 1 large avocado), sliced

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place bacon on a rack set over a rimmed sheet pan and bake until crisp, about 20-25 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Lightly brush each slice of bread with olive oil and season with salt & pepper. Place on a sheet pan and bake until lightly crisp, about 10 minutes, turning once. Set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together Roquefort and crème fraîche. Set aside.
  5. With wet hands, form four 6 ounce turkey patties. Season both sides of each patty with salt and pepper. Cook your patties using a hot oiled grill or pre-heated, lightly-greased cast iron pan until just cooked through. Internal temperature should read 165 degrees F on an instant read thermometer. Rest the patties on a cutting board for at least 5 minutes.
  6. While the burgers are cooking, whisk together mayonnaise, garlic, chives, Dijon, and red wine vinegar in a small bowl. Taste for seasoning, add salt and pepper, if needed. Spread mayonnaise mixture over the toasted bread. Top each slice with 3 lettuce leaves and 2 slices of tomato. Season tomato with salt and pepper.
  7. Top with turkey burger. Spoon on Roquefort mixture and add sliced avocado. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.