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Cheese-Burger.net » turkey http://www.cheese-burger.net Burgers, Cheeseburgers and stuff... Yes a website about Burgers. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 21:42:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.23 Fast Food Chain Sexes Up Turkey Burgers http://www.cheese-burger.net/stories/fast-food-chain-sexes-up-turkey-burgers.html http://www.cheese-burger.net/stories/fast-food-chain-sexes-up-turkey-burgers.html#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2011 00:37:06 +0000 http://www.cheese-burger.net/?p=4175 A growing segment of the population is turning to beef alternatives as a healthier way to get their burger on. Problem is, ground turkey pressed into a patty isn’t cool. And it sure isn’t sexy. Unless, of course, you outfit it with one of these:

That’s Gizem Memic, the reigning Miss Turkey 2010, holding the new Charbroiled Turkey Burger from Carl’s Jr./Hardee’s. To promote the new sammie, which clocks in at under 500 calories, the chain has hired the actual Miss Turkey and dressed her up in a skimpy turkey-burger-print bikini. “We had fabric custom-printed with the image of our new Charbroiled Turkey Burger,” explained Beth Mansfield, PR director for CKE Restaurants Inc., the chain’s parent company, “and then had it made into a bikini.(There’s even talk of producing a limited run of the swimsuits to sell online.)

The ad, shot by agency David&Goliath, continues the same irreverent sex-sells-burgers approach that brought us Paris Hilton frolicking with a Carl’s Jr. Spicy BBQ Burger, Audrina Patridge having a beachside romp with one of their Teriyaki Burgers, and Padma Lakshmi going down on a Western Bacon Thickburger.

I could tell you about how there are three different varieties of the Turkey Burger (regular, teriyaki, and guacamole). I could ramble on about how the burgers were created in conjunction with Men’s Health magazine as a way to balance out the chain’s gastronomic crimes that grace the pages of Eat This, Not That. Blah blah blah. All you really want is to see the commercial. Okay, I hear you. Here you go.

Want more? Of course you do. Check out this behind the scenes video.

Does the ad “help me remember” that Carl’s Jr. Hardee’s has a new Charbroiled Turkey Burger on the menu, as is apparently the goal? Absofrickinglutely. Am I any more likely to actually buy a Charbroiled Turkey Burger? Um, no. So I’m not sure about the point of the ad… or the sandwich, to be honest. No amount of cleavage makes me think, “Man, she’s hot. I’d better go have one of those heart-healthy burgers.” My wife wouldn’t be any more inclined to stop by our local Hardee’s for a turkey burger… because Miss Turkey’s poolside strut with a fistful of hot meat just cements their reputation in her mind as a sexist frat-boys’ club appealing to the lowest common denominator. So what’s the point?!?

I don’t know. I’ll watch the commercial a few more dozen times and get back to you.

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Turkey Burgers With Bleu Cheese http://www.cheese-burger.net/recipes/turkey-burgers-with-bleu-cheese.html http://www.cheese-burger.net/recipes/turkey-burgers-with-bleu-cheese.html#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2009 20:53:52 +0000 http://www.cheese-burger.net/?p=2080 Here’s a great recipe that uses bleu cheese to make this burger recipe savory. Ground turkey meat is very lean and healthy, combined with bleu cheese, it’s a tasty meal.

This burger recipe is easy to make and uses ingredients commonly found in the pantry. bleu cheese


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup crumbled bleu cheese
  • 4 slices American Cheese


  • Preheat grill for high heat.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together the ground turkey, mushrooms, onion, and soy sauce. Season with kosher salt and pepper.
  • Form into 4 burger patties.
  • Lightly oil the grill grate. Place patties on the prepared grill, and cook for 10 minutes per side, or until well done.
  • Top with bleu & American cheese during the last few minutes.

Moist and delicious, yet not full of the fat. A superb way to eat your dinner and enjoy it too!

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Turf Burgers http://www.cheese-burger.net/recipes/turf-burgers.html http://www.cheese-burger.net/recipes/turf-burgers.html#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2009 03:46:39 +0000 http://www.cheese-burger.net/?p=1617 This tastes like beef, but it’s turkey with a twist! This burger recipe uses ground turkey but adds a hint of beef with the seasonings. Yummy! Turf Burgers


1 pound ground turkey
1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
2 tablespoons steak sauce
4 hamburger buns


  • In a bowl, mix the turkey, soup mix and steak sauce. Combine until well blended.
  • Shape in to 4 – 5 patties and place on a greased baking sheet in the oven.


  •  Cook for 8 – 10 minutes on each side. If grilling, cook 4 – 6 minutes on each side.
  • Serve on a bun with your favorite condiments.

The onion soup and steak mix makes you think your eating an awesome steak burger, but you’re not. It’s an awesome turkey burger and so easy to make!

More turkey burger recipes.

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Christmas Burgers http://www.cheese-burger.net/recipes/christmas-burgers.html http://www.cheese-burger.net/recipes/christmas-burgers.html#comments Thu, 20 Dec 2007 22:57:58 +0000 http://www.cheese-burger.net/recipes/christmas-burgers.html.html Fed up of the same old cheeseburger? Want something festive in your burgers? These Christmas burgers should help.

It’s that special time of the year and to celebrate the redesign of www.cheese-burger.net I thought I would find a Christmas Burger recipe to add to the collection.

I found this recipe for Christmas burgers on this site, it captures some flavors of Christmas and is very easy to make.
Christmas Burgers

  • 1/2 lb premium pork sausages, skins removed
  • 3/4 lb turkey breast, roughly minced
  • 3 rashers smoked bacon, chopped
  • 4 scallions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp of mustard
  • Half teaspoon crushed chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of fruit chutney
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons of oil for cooking
  • 6 American cheese slices (optional)
  • 6 Burger Buns


  • Place the sausage meat, turkey breast, scallions, bacon, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and fruit chutney into a food processor or blender and blend just a for a few seconds. Now take off the lid and sprinkle on the salt, pepper and chili flakes evenly. Blend again until it all forms a course mince.
  • Use a spatula to scoop out the mixture and form it into 6 equal size burger patties. You can put flour on your hands to prevent the Christmas burger mixture from sticking.
  • Fry in a little oil 3 burgers at a time over a medium/low heat for 6-8 minutes, turning once or twice.
  • Thats it, if you try this recipe please come back and leave a comment!

Suggested burger topping: at Christmas your kitchen should be full of festive topping ideas – experiment! More burger topping ideas.

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Cajun Turkey Burgers Recipe http://www.cheese-burger.net/recipes/cajun-turkey-burgers.html http://www.cheese-burger.net/recipes/cajun-turkey-burgers.html#comments Thu, 13 Dec 2007 17:24:55 +0000 http://www.uncork.net/recipes/cajun-turkey-burgers.html These Cajun turkey burgers are full of Louisiana flavors and are still a great low fat meal. Who said healthy means boring!


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 scallions, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon BBQ sauce
  • large pinch ground black pepper


  • Spread the turkey meat out in a large bowl and sprinkle the rest of the ingredients on top. Mix it all up until everything is evenly distributed.
  • Shape the meat into 4 patties with your hands and pre-heat the grill. For extra cajun flavor you can coat the patties with come cajun seasoning.
  • Grill each burger for 4-5 minutes on each side or until the meat is fully cooked. You should lightly coat the patties with cooking spray to prevent them from sticking. You can also cook these in a skillet.

Cajun Turkey Burger Tip: these will go great with our easy chili sauce recipe.
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Gourmet Turkey Burgers http://www.cheese-burger.net/recipes/gourmet-turkey-burgers.html http://www.cheese-burger.net/recipes/gourmet-turkey-burgers.html#comments Thu, 13 Dec 2007 17:00:02 +0000 http://www.uncork.net/recipes/gourmet-turkey-burgers.html These Gourmet Turkey Burgers are perfect for when you want to cook up something special. Using a combination of light and dark ground turkey With sun-dried tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and green olives, give these Gourmet Turkey Burgers a try!


  • 3/4 pound ground white turkey
  • 3/4 pound ground dark turkey
  • 2 tablespoons minced pitted green olives
  • 1/3 cup minced sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon premium balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • salt, to taste
  • Parmesan cheese shavings, as topping


  • Combine the ground turkey with the olives, sun-dried tomato, red wine, balsamic vinegar and cracked black pepper in a large bowl. Mix well using your hands.
  • Shape the turkey mixture into 4 patties around 1 inch thick and fry/grill them over a medium-high heat for around 4 minutes each side. You can add the parmesan cheese shavings half way through cooking to allow it to melt.
  • These burgers will be great with a topping of caramelized onions

Gourmet Turkey Burger Tip: these burgers can also be broiled.
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Blue Cheese Turkey Burgers http://www.cheese-burger.net/recipes/blue-cheese-turkey-burgers.html http://www.cheese-burger.net/recipes/blue-cheese-turkey-burgers.html#comments Tue, 11 Dec 2007 17:03:11 +0000 http://www.uncork.net/recipes/blue-cheese-turkey-burgers.html These turkey burgers are cooked on the grill and kept moist by using lots of blue cheese that also gives an extra flavor boost.


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 3 tablespoons of crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • large pinch of black pepper


  • Combine the turkey meat with the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Allow this mixture to rest for 2 hours before cooking.
  • Shape the meat into 4 patties with your hands and pre-heat the grill.
  • Grill each burger for 4-5 minutes on each side or until the meat is fully cooked. You should lightly coat the patties with cooking spray to prevent them from sticking. Serve with cos lettuce on crusty bread with lots of mayo.

Blue Cheese Turkey Burger Tip: these will go great with our cucumber & onion relish.
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Basic Grilled Turkey Burgers http://www.cheese-burger.net/recipes/basic-grilled-turkey-burgers.html http://www.cheese-burger.net/recipes/basic-grilled-turkey-burgers.html#comments Tue, 11 Dec 2007 16:51:31 +0000 http://www.uncork.net/recipes/basic-grilled-turkey-burgers.html These Basic Grilled Turkey Burgers are perfect for outdoor grilling because the patties are kept moist by mayo and Dijon mustard. You can also add an extra sweetness to these Grilled Turkey Burgers by coating them with marmalade before cooking.


  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 small onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • salt, to taste
  • Your choice of cheese slices
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade (optional)


  • Combine the ground turkey with the onion, basil, parsley, mayo, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix well using your hands but be careful not to ‘over mix’ or else the patties will be too sloppy.
  • Shape the turkey mixture into 4 patties around 1 inch thick and grill on a lightly oiled rack over medium-high heat until they are cooked through, usually 6-7 minutes each side. Remove from grill and rest for 5 minutes.
  • For an even juicier grilled turkey burger you can brush the patties with orange marmalade before grilling, this will give them a sweet barbecue taste.

Turkey Burger Tip: these will go great with a homemade creamy coleslaw.
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Texas Turkey Burgers http://www.cheese-burger.net/recipes/texas-turkey-burgers.html http://www.cheese-burger.net/recipes/texas-turkey-burgers.html#comments Tue, 11 Dec 2007 16:46:04 +0000 http://www.uncork.net/recipes/texas-turkey-burgers.html These Texas Turkey Burgers are absolutely packed with flavors which shows that turkey burgers can be tasty as well as healthy. Juicy bell peppers and Fajita seasoning give the turkey an extra boost of flavor.


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
  • 3 teaspoons fajita seasoning, divided
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • salt, to taste
  • 4 slices Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers
  • cooking spray


  • Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and lightly coat with cooking spray. Sauté the chopped onion and bell peppers for around 5 minutes or until tender. Halfway through stir in 1/2 teaspoon of the fajita seasoning and a pinch of salt. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  • Now combine the cooled onion and bell pepper mixture with the ground turkey, tomato paste, remaining fajita seasoning, bread crumbs and egg white. Mix well with your hands.
  • Shape the mixture into 4 patties and fry in the skillet for around 4 minutes each side.
  • Top with cheese and serve. To make the most of these Texas Turkey Burgers you should top them with sour cream, salsa and sliced avocado.

Texas Turkey Burger Tip:
try adding chopped cilantro to the turkey mixture.
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Mild Spiced Turkey Burgers http://www.cheese-burger.net/recipes/mild-spiced-turkey-burgers.html http://www.cheese-burger.net/recipes/mild-spiced-turkey-burgers.html#comments Tue, 11 Dec 2007 16:42:15 +0000 http://www.uncork.net/recipes/mild-spiced-turkey-burgers.html This Mild Spiced Turkey Burger recipe gives the plain old turkey burger a bit of heat, but not too much! It’s the chipotle hot sauce, ground cumin and black pepper that does it.


  • 1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup mild salsa
  • 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle hot sauce
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 table spoons of oil


  • Simply combine the cumin, black pepper, salsa, cilantro, shallots, hot sauce, salt and oil with the lean ground turkey in a large bowl and mix well. If you want to increase the spice in this turkey burger recipe then use hot salsa instead of mild.
  • Shape into 4 patties with you hands and and fry the burgers in a little oil until cooked through, usually 4-5 minutes each side.
  • These are best served on any crusty bread and topped with more salsa.

Turkey Burger Tip: to cut down the calories even more don’t add the oil to the burger mixture.
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