Turkey Gorgonzola Burgers

In true Forth of July fashion, I’d like to share one of my favorite burger recipes that I found on WomensHealthMag.com.  Brace yourself for a kick of flavor!

The distinct, sharp flavor of the Gorgonzola complements the robustness of the sun-dried tomatoes.  Generously pile on the cabbage or baby spinach and top with a tomato slice to balance the intense flavor.

If you’re eating alone, wrap up four to five raw patties in parchment paper and place in a freezer-safe ziplock bag.  Thaw for three to four hours before grilling.


1 lb lean ground turkey
3 oz. Gorgonzola cheese, chopped
½ C sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp vegetable oil
6 100% whole grain buns
6 T barbeque sauce
6 T mustard (honey mustard or Dijon are my faves)
Shredded cabbage or baby spinach
2 medium tomatoes, thickly cut into 6 slices
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fresh ground black pepper
Kosher salt


  1.  Preheat grill to medium. Combine turkey, Gorgonzola, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic and cumin powder in a bowl.  Lightly mix together and form into 6 patties.  To seal in the juiciness, brush with EVOO and sprinkle with kosher salt and black pepper to taste.
  2. Grill burgers for 4 to 5 minutes per side,  until slightly charred and internal temp is 165 degrees F.
  3. Toast buns for 2 minutes.  Place burger on bun, top with a heaping pile of greens and a slice of tomato.    Serve with barbeque sauce and mustard, if desired.

Makes 6 servings.  293 cal, 11 g fat (4 sat), 27 g carbs, 4 g fiber, 545 mg sodium, 26 g protein.


About Sarah K.

Creativity fuels my intellect and vice-versa. I'm an artist in the studio, in the kitchen, and with words.

Posted on July 4, 2012, in Food, Grilled, Recipes, Sandwiches & Burgers and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Looks great! Hope everything is going well for you

  2. It’s a type of cheese…sharp, pungent…similar to blue cheese.

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