I may have jumped the gun on making this burger. But in spring, I start to get so anxious for my favorite summer fruits that it’s hard for me to hold off on buying them as early as I see them, no matter how hard and small the peaches or expensive the berries. Luckily, this recipe I saw in a copy of Better Homes & Gardens is fairly well-suited for my impatience. The hard peaches I bought are simmered with blueberries (which can basically be had year-round, for a price) and chili powder for a sweet/savory topping for this open-faced turkey burger.
It sounds like an odd combination–but it worked really well with the mildly seasoned turkey burger (there are even peaches in the patty!) and thick garlic toast I used for a bottom bun. Recipe after the jump.
This is a very easy burger to throw together. I used Bubba Burger turkey burgers (frozen pre-formed patties), since that’s what we had at the house, which I let thaw before mixing with the diced peaches and seasonings. To avoid firing up the grill for 2 burger patties, I pulled out my grill pan and cooked them on the stovetop. Fast and delicious!
Turkey Burger with Peaches and Blueberries
4 small peaches
1 pound ground turkey
Ground black pepper
4 slices Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup blueberries
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
4 thick slices roasted garlic country bread or garlic bread, toasted if desired
Fresh mint (optional)
1. Finely chop one of the peaches; add ground turkey, salt, and pepper. Shape turkey mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties (if necessary, dampen hands first). Grill on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium-high heat for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until no pink remains (165 degrees F). Add cheese; cover and cook 1 minute more.
2. Meanwhile, coarsely chop remaining peaches. In a large skillet combine peaches, blueberries, and chili powder. Cook, stirring occasionally, over medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes or until heated through and juices are beginning to form.
3. Top each piece of garlic bread with one turkey burger and some of the peach mixture. If desired, top with mint and additional chili powder.