Cobb Salad Turkey Burger

Yield serves 4
RECIPE 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
Recipe notes
This turkey burger recipe has all the flavors of a Cobb salad with smoky bacon, avocado, blue cheese, and tangy mayonnaise on toasted country bread.
RECIPE 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.