Sunday, November 11, 2012

Buffalo Turkey Burgers

My sister called yesterday. She said she wanted to have a late night meal together when she got home from work. She wanted Blue Cheese Chips, that was her only requirement. She mentioned burgers but said it was up to me to decide what goes with the chips. I decided something with Buffalo sauce would be perfect. So I went to the store to get some Zapp’s and the ingredients to make Buffalo Turkey Burgers. I used a Rachael Ray recipe from her Book of Burger as inspiration. I changed the seasoning of the turkey to flavors that we love. Right now we both love smoked paprika. Rachael’s recipe used poultry seasoning and my family does not care for it. When I went to the bakery department they only had large oval rolls in the bulk bin, so I made two large patties to fit the oval roll. We ended up sharing one burger. It was plenty with the chips as a side. The burgers were great! My sister was skeptical about the turkey but she actually loved them. The celery and green onions kept them very moist. I also think cooking them in a pan rather than a grill helps them retain their moisture. The seasoning was perfect too. You would swear that the buffalo sauce was inside the burger not just the outside. Definitely looking forward to doing it again, and happy about the leftover patty waiting in the frig.

Buffalo Turkey Burgers
Serves 2 to 4


1 lb ground turkey
2 green onions, finely chopped
1 rib celery, finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Pinch (1/16 tsp) red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
Drizzle of olive oil
1/4 cup Buffalo sauce
2 Tbsp light butter
1/4 cup light sour cream
1/8 cup blue cheese, crumbles
salt and pepper, to taste
2 oval shape rolls or 4 small hamburger buns
Lettuce leaves


In a large bowl, combine turkey, green onions, celery, salt, peppers and paprika; mix thoroughly. Form into patties a little larger than the buns. Make the patty thinner in the middle than at the edges for even cooking. The burgers will plump as they cook. Drizzle the patties with oil.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the burger, flipping once, 10 - 12 minutes, or until the juices run clear. Remove to a plate. Wipe the pan clean and reduce heat to low. Melt the butter in the pan and stir in hot sauce. Return the burgers to the pan and turn to coat in hot sauce mixture.

Mix sour cream and blue cheese crumbles and season with salt and pepper.

Place the burgers on the roll bottoms, and top with lettuce and blue cheese sauce. Set the roll tops in place.

Linking to:
Carole's Chatter: Food on Friday - Burgers
See Ya in the Gumbo


  1. Does your sister know she's a lucky gal? I wish I could call someone up and have them make this meal for me! You are sweet!
    Thanks for linking up this week.

    1. Thanks! Michelle, You are so kind. She does, she is really good at "cooking"(ordering);) Sushi for me. Have a great week!

  2. Denise, thanks for linking in with Food on Friday. Cheers


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