Roasted Pear & Gorgonzola Turkey Burger

Roasted Pear & Gorgonzola Turkey Burger

Let’s just take a brief moment of silence and soak in this photograph.  A perfectly seared turkey burger with roasted pears, caramelized onions and melted gorgonzola cheese. Hungry yet??

I am so excited!!  My parents bought me a new camera lens for Christmas and it’s making me look like a genius!!!  I barely have to do anything and I look like a master photographer (which I am not!).  I debated just leaving this small detail out and let you think that I’m just really mastering my photography skills but that’s just not fair.  It’s not me, its the lens, and I don’t care – I LOVE IT!

Roasted Pear & Gorgonzola Turkey Burger

I feel a little weird posting this recipe because I’m in full-on health mode right now trying to get my eating back on-track and lose some weight so I can win that $600 in our challenge!  I suppose if you dropped the gorgonzola and the bun, this wouldn’t really be that bad for you, but I can tell you one thing, it tastes AH-MAZING!  Jodi – I ate this last week, I swear!

Roasted Pear & Gorgonzola Turkey Burger

I wasn’t sure what the pear would be like on the burger but it ended up working really well.  It paired perfectly with the gorgonzola and added a nice subtle sweetness.

I’m not going to post a recipe for this because it was super easy.  Simply cut the pear into thin slices and place on a baking sheet. Roast at 400 F until nicely browned (about 10-15 minutes).  I did this in my toaster oven since I was only roasting a few.

Then I caramelized some onions by browning them on high heat and then cooking on low heat for 30 minutes.

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For the turkey burkers I mixed the meat with some salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, a little greek yogurt, sage & cinnamon and cooked them on a nice hot cast-iron skillet.  At the end of cooking, sprinkle the gorgonzola on the burgers & put a large lid on the pan so the cheese melts.

Roasted Pear & Gorgonzola Turkey Burger

Complete with the roasted pears, caramelized onions & serve on a fresh brioche roll.  Now THATS what I call a turkey burger!

Enjoy!

 

WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY:

Getting organized!

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I don’t like the actual process of organizing but I love how it feels after!  It feels so good to get everything in order, I feel like it de-stresses me and makes me a calmer more productive person.  We spent some time organizing the kitchen cabinets this weekend and it feels good to start the year off fresh & organized!

12 Responses to Roasted Pear & Gorgonzola Turkey Burger

  1. Kathy Steger says:

    That’s one good looking turkey burger. I bet the flavors of pear and Gorgonzola worked really well together. Your well organized cabinet reminds me that I need to clean my spice cabinet this weekend.

  2. ooooooh roasted pears annnnd caramelized onions?? Almost too much for me to handle. Yum.

  3. Congrats on the new camera! Your photos are gorgeous! And this turkey burger? Yeah I need this in my life ASAP!

  4. shari says:

    How much turkey meat and seasoning did you use and what type of pear?

    • Mai-Lis says:

      Hi Shari, I used 1 pound of lean ground turkey and it made 4-5 burgers, the pears I used were Bartlett pears but I’m sure any variety would work well. As for seasoning, I listed them in the post but unfortunately I didn’t measure them, just add what you think looks right or use my chicken meatball recipe as a guide. Enjoy!

  5. Cindy P says:

    I had to modify a bit to make it fit our WW points but this was absolutely wonderful! The flavors were perfect together. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Carole says:

    Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is about burgers. I do hope you link this lovely one in. This is the link . Please do pop back to check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Have a great week.

  7. Carole says:

    Mai-Lis,thank you for linking this in to Food on Friday. We have got a super collection of burgers together. I hope you have stopped by some of the other links to check them out!

    Ps I have just signed up to follow your blog. A follow back to Carole’s Chatter would be wonderful – or have you already followed? Cheers

    • Mai-Lis says:

      Hi Carole, I am following your blog as well, I look forward to reading more!!! I tried to comment on the post but for some reason it always gives me issues when I tried commenting under wordpress. Maybe you could add the option to enter in a name and URL?

  8. I think I mIght try this I’ve tried to start incorporating turkey into our diet once a week instead of red meat and have been looking for good burger recipes. This is definitely a new take on it! :)

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