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Bacon, Mushroom, Onion, Swiss Burgers

Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
edited 6:39AM in EggHead Forum
I felt like burgers . . . Bacon, Mushroom, Onion, Swiss Burgers. LOL, these were sounding decadent before I ever got started on them. To appease my conscience I opted for lean ground turkey.

The recipe:

5# Ground Lean Turkey
3# Sweet Onions
3# Mushrooms
2# Swiss Cheese
1# Bacon
1T Thyme
2t Basil
2t Oregano
1T Sea Salt
2t Black Pepper
2T Gravy Master
2t Garlic Powder
2t Onion Powder
2t Minced Garlic
3t Minced Onion

I chopped the onions and caramelized them in a CI skillet on the egg with half a stick of butter and a pinch of sea salt. The mushrooms were huge so I cut them into 1/8's and they got the same treatment. The bacon I cut into 1/2" to 3/4" pieces and fried it on the egg until golden.
Once that was done (I did that much a day ahead) everything was mixed well in a large bowl.
Next I weighed the mix and shaped into patties, .66#'s each. I had enough cheese for 3 slices for each patty so I organized it and wrapped it in plastic film. I used the FoodSaver to put them up 2 to a package including cheese.


The egg was set with raised grid, 400º. . .

A little Swiss . . .

Fini . . .

No shortage of mushrooms . . . :cheer:

The first side stuck to the grid, not sure why. Next time a little canola oil on the grid will help that. After that they were fine. I wasn't sure what temperature to cook them to so when they got to about 160º internal I added the cheese and gave them a few more to let it melt.
The burgers have great flavor but may be a little dry. They ripped when they stuck and I don't know if I lost juices then or if I over cooked them a little or what the story is.




  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    Great idea putting them in foodsaver bags! It's not often that a food pic makes me talk to my monitor :laugh: "Wow"! . We love mushrooms. Those burgers remind me of lump. Wicked Good :lol:
    Thanks hornhonk, It's not often someone talks to one of my post's. At least not so I know about it! :laugh:

    Gotta love the FoodSaver, those will be as good in six months as they were tonight.

    Someday I will do the same recipe with ground chuck, I'm sure thy would be great. The turkey at Sam's was actually about 44¢ a pound cheaper and I have wanted to try it.

    I agree about the mushrooms, LOL. This was 2 large boxes from Sam's.


  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Dem look good I don't care if they are Turkey burgers! ;)
    Thanks Hoss, I thought if I put Turkey Burgers in the subject line no body would look at them. LOL.

    If your still traveling do it safe.

  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    I'm gonna try some this week. ;)
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    You were RIGHT!!! :laugh: Thanks! Home,safe!Thanks! :)
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Now there's a man I can respect. Not some whimpey little slice of cheese but a nice fat glob on it! ;)
    Hi JL,

    LOL, Thank you Sir, I didn't want to skimp on anything. I wasn't sure about the ground turkey so I was covering my bases.


  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    This are very fancy looking burgers my friend....Now at this very hour I'm hungry again.... :P
    Thanks Beli, reading post around here you run the risk of drooling. I do a lot of that myself. ;)


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