After a miserably long winter here in Chicago, we were randomly blessed with a rare, late March 60+ degree day last Sunday. I took full advantage of it and fired up my grill to make one of my wife and I’s favorite burger recipes. This recipe is a bit unorthodox, but trust me, it is the perfect combination of meaty burger and bacon, creamy goat cheese and tangy pineapple!
Bacon, Goat Cheese and Pineapple Turkey Burger
- 1 pound ground turkey, (85% / 15%)
- 1 tsp. kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. Ancho chile powder
- 1/2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning
- 3 tbsp. soy sauce
- 1 tbsp. brown sugar
- 4 slices of pineapple
- 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
- 8 slices bacon, cooked
- 4 hamburger buns
- Place turkey in a bowl and add, salt, pepper, cumin, chile powder and Old Bay seasoning.
- Mix gently, but thoroughly with your hands to ensure spices are evenly distributed.
- Form turkey into 4 ounce patties, about 1/2 inch thick.
- Whisk together soy sauce and brown sugar until sugar dissolves.
- Pre-heat grill to high. Dip a paper towel in about 1 tbsp. of vegetable oil and rub over the grill.
- Add burgers and pineapple slices. Brush both with soy sauce and brown sugar mixture. Grill both 2 – 3 minutes per side.
- After flipping and grilling 2 – 3 minutes on second side, top burgers with goat cheese, pineapple and bacon. Grill for another minute until cheese starts to melt.
- Meanwhile, wrap buns in slightly damp paper towels and microwave for 15 seconds to steam.
- Place burgers on buns and serve immediately.