TURKEY BURGERS WITH BRIE AND GRILLED APPLES
- 2 pounds freshly ground turkey
- Four 1-inch cubes of Brie cheese, 1/2-inch thick
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 large granny smith apple, cored and sliced 1/2-inch thick crosswise
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- Four rolls
To prepare the burgers: Shape the meat firmly into 4 round uniform patties about 1 1/2inches thick. Make a small indentation in the center of each patty and place 1 cube of the cheese in each. Knead the meat slightly to cover the hole. Brush both sides of the burgers lightly with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat until just smoking. Cook the burgers to your liking. Brush the apples on both sides with the vegetable oil. Grill (in a grill pan) until golden on both sides. Place a burger on the bottom of each roll, top with 1 or 2 apple slices and a dollop of ketchup
PERSONAL FLAIR: The recipe above is exactly as it was sent to me. My personal tastes seem to think a few minor changes can be made (as is my way when it comes to ANY recipe). I would substitue crusty rolls in place of just dinner rolls or burger buns and dijonnaise for the ketchup. Plus, I think it would be awesome to add caramelized onions.