Grilling and summer go hand in hand. My hubby and I recently discovered the pre-pattied gourmet burgers at the grocery store meat department. They are a little on the expensive side, but definitely worth it. Our favorites are the jalapeño burger and the bleu cheese burger. Top notch.
We were inspired by these delicious patties to create our own gourmet burger. We came up with a few delicious-sounding combinations including this incredible concoction. We present to you the Hawaiian Turkey Burger.
1.25 lb ground turkey
1/4 bread crumbs
1/4 cup Teriyaki marinade
1 small can crushed pineapple, drained well (press with a paper towel to soak up excess liquid)
deli-sliced ham (several slices), chopped into small pieces
salt and pepper
1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Work your way through the mixture to make sure that all ingredients are thoroughly combined. You may need to add more bread crumbs if your mixture appears too wet (draining the pineapple well will also help with this).
2. Divide the mixture into patties. Makes 5-6. I refrigerated the patties overnight to allow the marinade to soak through the burger.
3. Grill until burgers reach desired doneness.
4. Enjoy! ( I also suggest pineapple slices, tomatoes, green leaf lettuce, teriyaki sauce, and swiss cheese for toppings.)