Barbecue Turkey Burger with Roasted Red Peppers

Barbecue Turkey Burger with Roasted Red Peppers

Serves 24

Ingredients:

9lbs Lean ground turkey
1 cup Worcestershire sauce
2 cups barbecue sauce
1/2 cup olive oil
3 cups plain breadcrumbs
1/3 cup lime juice
1/3 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 cup fresh thyme leaves, whole
2 tbsp salt
2 tbsp pepper
24 rolls – 4 inch diameter – split and grilled
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
24 roasted red pepper halves
24 slices mild cheddar cheese
3 cups barbecue sauce
6 cups mixed salad leaves
24 fresh tomato slices
24 thin red onion slices
 

Method:

Mix the turkey, Worcestershire and barbecue sauces, oil, breadcrumbs, lime juice, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper. Form into 24 6-ounce burgers.

Grill the burgers until cooked thorougly (internal temperature of 165F).

Spread 1 tbsp of mayo on the grilled side of the bottom half of each roll. Top with a red pepper half and the grilled burger.

Place one slice of cheddar on top of the burger and heat under a broiler until the cheese melts.

Remove from broiler and drizzle 2 tbsp of additional bbq sauce over the cheese.

Top with 1/4 cup salad leaves, 1 tomato slice, and 1 onion slice.

Place top of roll partially over the contents, but so that they can still be seen.

Note: Melting the cheese under a broiler is an option if you have the time but it does add unnecessarily to preparation time. If the burgers are fresh from th grill, the cheese should melt naturally.

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