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Goat Cheese Turkey Burgers with Roasted Pepper Relish Recipe

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This recipe for Goat Cheese Turkey Burgers with Roasted Pepper Relish, by , is from The Dimiceli Cucina, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Leslie Urano
Added: Monday, March 2, 2009


1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
6 tablespoons fresh breadcrumbs
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 tablespoons soft fresh goat cheese (such as Montrachet)
6 whole wheat, hamburger buns
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 7-ounce jars roasted sweet red peppers, rinsed, drained, patted dry, chopped
1 1/2 cups chopped onions
3 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
4 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

For Burgers:
Combine turkey, breadcrumbs, lemon juice, lemon peel, thyme, salt and pepper in large bowl
Mix well. Divide turkey mixture into 6 equal portions
Form 1 portion into two 4-inch diameter patties
Place 1 tablespoon goat cheese atop 1 turkey patty; place second patty atop cheese; seal edges to close cheese
Repeat with remaining 5 portions
(Can be prepared 4 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate.)
Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat)
Grill burgers on med high heat, about 5 minutes per side
Grill hamburger buns, cut side down, until lightly toasted
Place turkey burgers on bottom half of buns
Top burgers with Relish, then bun tops and serve
For Roasted Red Pepper Relish:
Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat
Add red peppers and sauté 2 minutes
Add onions and garlic; cook until tender, about 5 minutes
Mix vinegar and sugar in small bowl until sugar dissolves
Stir vinegar mixture into red peppers
Mix in mustard and cayenne pepper; season with salt
Continue cooking relish until all liquid has evaporated, stirring frequently, about 6 minutes; cool to room temperature
Can be prepared 1 day ahead
Cover and refrigerate and bring to room temperature before using. Makes about 2 cups

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