Stuffed Turkey Burgers

This is hands down one of my favorite recipes. Its a great alternative to a traditional beef burger.


1 lb ground turkey- I use 93% lean

about 1/2 cup roasted red peppers, chopped

1 cup shredded provolone cheese

hot sauce for drizzling over the burgers at the end



4 burger buns



In a large skillet, heat 2 tbsp olive oil. In a large bowl, divide turkey into 4 patties and then divide the patties in half and flatten each half into a thin round. On four of the halves, add a few pieces of the chopped roasted red peppers and some of the cheese, being careful not to overstuff. Top with remaining four burger halves. Carefully, press down around the edges to seal the burgers. Season each side with salt and pepper. Add burgers to skillet and cook about 6-7 mins per side or until completely cooked through. Drizzle each burger with hot sauce and add some additional shredded cheese. Let set just a few seconds to melt the cheese.  Transfer burgers to buns and enjoy! I almost always serve these burgers with sweet potato fries. The sweetness in them really bring a balance to the slightly spicy burgers.

Source: Adapted from Ellie Krieger