A burger with a bang!
-Courtesy Dish and Dine.com
Get ready for a quarter pounder with a full pound of flavor! These burgers were developed by chef Mannix, who was born and raised in his family’s pub in Melbourne, Australia where he learned to cook for a bar full of rowdy drinkers.
1-1/2 lb (750g) ground turkey
4 rashers (slices) bacon, finely diced
1/2 large onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon paprika
salt and pepper
1/4 cup flour
6 focaccia buns
2 heirloom tomatoes
6 cheddar cheese slices
Spanish (purple) onions
Mix: ground turkey; bacon, onion, Worcestershire sauce, breadcrumbs, egg and seasonings (by hand!)
Divide into 6 balls
Roll each ball in a little flour, pat off excess and flatten into a patty shape
Chill and grill: I let the floured patties sit in the fridge for a bit (if not overnight), then I either spray them with cooking oil or brush them with olive oil (depends who’s watching) and grill them on a hot grill 7-8 minutes per side, depending how thick the patty is.
Serve cooked patties and toasted buns on a platter with sliced tomatoes, avocado, lettuce and (grilled) onion rings. Have mayonnaise, ketchup, BBQ sauce and mustard on the side … let them build it their way!