Grilled turkey burgers are lean, juicy, and heart healthy. These turkey burgers are stuffed with fresh peaches, grilled, then served on a toasted baguette with fresh greens and a topping of delicious blueberry-peach sauce. Peach stuffed grilled turkey burgers make a flavorful, fresh, healthy dinner recipe.
Sometimes I just crave a burger. I know, I know…it’s not a popular thing to say in these days of e-coli contamination, but it’s true. To keep things healthier, I am a big fan of using ground turkey to make burgers, and if you are lucky enough to find someone who will grind fresh meat for you, then you can rest assured that your turkey burgers will be A-OK.
Recently, I purchased a pound of ground turkey from a local grocery chain, only to find out when I was home and ready to use it (the same day) that it was bad. I don’t just mean it expired that day…I mean it was full on moldy on the backside and 1 week past its prime. It was a good, reputable brand, too. I think someone had set it in a shelf and someone put it back. Not thinking to check it’s temperature…? I don’t know. It was beyond disgusting, so for that reason and many others, I went straight to my local butcher to buy a pound of freshly ground turkey. I actually watched them grind it. I felt better about it, heading straight home to make something that was ‘safe’ to eat.
Grilled Turkey Burgers with Blueberry-Peach Sauce – Inspired by an Appetizer
I got the idea to make grilled turkey burgers by an appetizer I had recently. The appetizer was made with lamb, not turkey, but I didn’t want to push my luck by trying to sneak in lamb for dinner. ???? I made note of the flavors and that is exactly what I made, in the form of peach-stuffed grilled turkey burgers. Sometimes I get dinner all wrong, but sometimes I have a culinary hit… the turkey burgers were a home run!
Then, when flipping through last months’ Better Homes and Gardens that my Mom gave me, I saw a similar recipe, using a blueberry-peach sauce. I thought I might combine the 2, which is what I did, and it really worked!
The blueberry-peach sauce is so good! With the impressive flavor combination of the peaches and the blueberries, plus the addition of chili powder and other spices, it would even be good on grilled chicken or fish.
My kids really liked the turkey burgers, and of course my husband did. With the base of a nice slice of bread with a hint of garlic, greens dressed with a little oil, and the flavorful peach turkey burgers with the sauce ladled on top, this dinner encompasses many different textures and flavors into one dish!
Enjoy this grilled turkey burgers recipe!
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