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Grilled Blue Cheese and Bacon Basil Turkey Burgers

Nothing but delicious flavor in each bite.

These scrumptious turkey burgers are made with bits of bacon, crumbled blue cheese and then grilled on a barbecue.

As soon as these burgers come off the grill, they’re topped with more crumbled blue cheese.

The turkey burgers aren’t the only ingredient in this sandwich that’s grilled on the barbecue. 

The toppings and bread for this burger are too.  Large pieces of red bell pepper, thick slices of red onion and slices of sourdough bread are brushed with olive oil and also grilled on the barbecue.

Instead of lettuce or greens, the burger is topped with fresh basil leaves which adds a wonderful savory flavor to the sandwich.

Feel free to change up the toppings to your liking.  Instead of basil; arugula, fresh spinach leaves, or lettuce would taste wonderful too.

More sandwich recipes you may like “Meatball Sandwich with Marinara Sauce“, “Grilled Cilantro Burger Sliders with Teriyaki and Pineapple” and “Corned Beef and Slaw Sandwich“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Ground Meat in Bowl

For the Burgers – ground turkey, real bits of bacon (Hormel Real Bacon Bits), crumbled blue cheese, granulated garlic, salt and pepper

Vegetables on Cutting Board

For the Vegetables – large pieces of red bell pepper, thick slices of red onion, olive oil, granulated garlic, salt and pepper

Bread and Olive Oil on Plate

For the Bread – sliced sourdough bread (or bread of your choice), olive oil, granulated garlic, salt and pepper

Basil on Towel

For the Toppings – crumbled blue cheese, mayonnaise, grilled red bell peppers, grilled red onion slices, mayonnaise and fresh basil leaves

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

Preheat the barbecue grill on medium heat.

For the Burger:

Ground Meat in Bowl

To a medium size bowl, add ground turkey, bacon, crumbled blue cheese, pepper, granulated garlic and salt.

Mix the turkey mixture together…

Ground Meat Patties

…and make into 2 patties.

Add a dash of pepper to each side of the patties.  Set aside for a moment.

For the Vegetables and Bread:

Vegetables on Plate

Cut the bell pepper lengthwise into 4 pieces and cut the red onion in 2 thick slices.

Vegetables on Plate

Brush olive oil over both sides of the red bell pepper, onions, and bread.

Vegetables on Plate

To each side of the bell peppers, onions and slices of bread…

Vegetables and Bread

sprinkle granulated garlic, salt and pepper.

Grilling the Burgers, Vegetables and Bread:

Vegetables and Meat on Grill

Bread on Grill

On a preheated barbecue grill, place the turkey patties, vegetables, and bread.

Grill the bread until it has light grill marks on each side (about 2 minutes per side; time may vary depending on the type of bread).

Vegetables and Meat on Grill

For the Vegetables and Bread – Grill the vegetables until they have grill marks on each side (about 4 minutes per side).

Meat and Vegetables on Grill

For the Burgers – Grill the turkey burgers until fully cooked (about 6 minutes per side). 

For the Burger Toppings:

Grilled Meat and Vegetables

Transfer the cooked burgers, vegetables and bread onto a large plate.

The skin on the bell pepper can be removed at this point if desired.

Right after removing the turkey burgers from the grill, top them with crumbled blue cheese.

Grilled Toast and Vegetables

To each slice of bread, add mayonnaise.

Place each turkey burger on a slice of bread.

Top the burgers with red bell pepper, onion…

…and basil leaves.

Add the top piece of bread to the burger and serve warm.

Time to eat.

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

More Recipes with Ground Turkey You May Like:

Seasoned Ground Turkey Pitas

Ground Turkey Sloppy Joe Sliders

Slow Cooker Meatloaf with Seasoned Tomato Sauce

Bow Tie Pasta and Italian Turkey Sausage One-Skillet Meal

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Turkey Burger Basil
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Print Recipe

Grilled Blue Cheese and Bacon Basil Turkey Burgers

Nothing but delicious flavor in each bite.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Blue Cheese Burgers, Grilled Burgers, Turkey Burgers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

For the Burger:

  • 3/4 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons Hormel Real Crumbled Bacon
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper for the ground beef mixture
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 3 dashes salt
  • 4 dashes ground black pepper for the ground turkey patties

For the Vegetables and Bread:

  • 1 whole red bell pepper stem and seeds removed, cut the bell pepper lengthwise into 4 pieces
  • 2 thick slices red onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 3 dashes salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 slices sour dough wheat bread or the bread of your choice

For the Burger Toppings:

  • 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 sprigs fresh basil leaves removed from stem

Instructions

  1. Preheat the barbecue grill on medium heat.

For the Burger:

  1. To a medium size bowl, add ground turkey, bacon, crumbled blue cheese, pepper, granulated garlic and salt.

  2. Mix the turkey mixture together and make 2 patties.  Add a dash of pepper to each side of the patties.  Set aside for a moment.

For the Vegetables and Bread:

  1. Brush olive oil over both sides of the red bell pepper, onions, and bread.

  2. To each side of the bell peppers, onions and slices of bread, sprinkle granulated garlic, salt and pepper.

Grilling the Burgers, Vegetables and Bread:

  1. On a preheated barbecue grill, place the turkey patties, vegetables, and slices of bread.   

  2. For the Vegetables and Bread - Grill the vegetables and bread until they have grill marks on each side (about 4 minutes per side for the vegetables and a bit less for the bread). 

  3. Then transfer the vegetables and bread onto a large plate.  The skin on the bell pepper can be removed at this point if desired.

  4. For the Burgers - Grill the turkey burgers until fully cooked (about 6 minutes per side). 

For the Burger Toppings:

  1. Right removing the turkey burgers from the grill, top them with crumbled blue cheese.  

  2. To each slice of bread, add mayonnaise.

  3. Place each turkey burger on a slice of bread.  Top the burgers with red bell pepper, onion and basil leaves.  

  4. Add the top piece of bread to the burger and serve warm.

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7 Comments

  1. This is a healthy, homemade version of a fastfood staple we have all loved…Hamburger!

    • Hi Anna, it sure is. Turkey burgers are a nice change from hamburger. Although I love a great hamburger!

  2. Grilled blue cheese turkey burger sounds delicious, craving for it… really love this post and the pics too. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Tasty-looking! The charred red pepper is making me drool a little.

  4. YUM, this burger looks insanely good! Those pictures are just so mouthwatering…makes me really hungry for a good turkey burger! Love all the veggies you added too.