Blue Burger Bash

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I am so excited to try this recipe this weekend for Memorial Day.  I saw Rachael Ray cook it on her show the other day and I almost went to the store right after the episode to buy all the ingredients.  The burgers look amazing and I know for a fact (bc I cooked this for the Flaming Tequila Chicken Chili) that the ranch avocado dressing is AMAZING!  Happy early Memorial Day!

Cobb Club-Stuffed Turkey Burgers with Green Ranch Dressing

  • 8 slices good quality bacon 
  • 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, 2 finely chopped and 1 grated, divided
  • EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey breast
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 avocado
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • Tender lettuce leaves such as butter, leaf or Boston Bibb
  • 4 slices ripe tomato, about 1/2-inch thick
  • Club rolls or brioche rolls, split

 

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375°F. Arrange bacon slices on a slotted broiler pan and bake to crisp, about 15 minutes.

 

Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium-high, sauté onions and finely chopped garlic in a drizzle of EVOO until softened, 5 minutes. Place in a mixing bowl and cool. Once cool, add meat, season with salt, pepper and thyme, and mix well. Divide meat into 4 pieces and shape each piece into 2 thin patties.

 

Top each patty with a mound of cheese crumbles then sandwich together with another thin patty, pressing together at edges and mold into burgers. Drizzle with EVOO, turn heat back on under skillet to medium-high. When hot, add patties and cook 6 minutes on each side.

 

For the green Ranch dressing, place avocado in a blender with lemon juice, a pinch of salt and pepper, grated garlic, sour cream, buttermilk, Tabasco and chives. Process into a smooth dressing.

 

Serve burgers on bun bottoms topped with lettuce, tomato and bacon slices, slather roll tops with green Ranch dressing and set into place.

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