Sunday, June 25, 2006

Buffalo Turkey Burgers with Blue Cheese Dressing

Vegetable oil, for drizzling
1 package (1 1/3 pounds) ground turkey breast
1 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
1 Tbsp grill seasoning
2 garlic cloves, chopped
4 scallions, finely chopped
1 celery rib from the heart, with greens, finely chopped
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1/4 C hot sauce
crusty rolls, split
1 C sour cream or ranch dressing
1/2 C blue cheese crumbles
salt and fresh ground black pepper
leaf lettuce

Place a healthy drizzle of oil in a mixing bowl. Add the turkey, poultry seasoning, grill seasoning, garlic, scallions, and celery. Mix the burgers and form into 4 1" patties.

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and cook the burgers for 6 minutes on each side. Remove to a plate.

Wipe the pan clean and reduce the heat to low. Melt the butter in the pan. Add the hot sauce to the melted butter. Return the patties to the skillet and turn to coat in the hot sauce-butter mixture. Place the burgers on the bun bottoms.

In a small bowl, mix the sour cream or ranch dressing with the blue cheese crumbles and season with salt and pepper. Top the burgers with lettuce and blue cheese sauce, then set bun tops in place.

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