Turkey sliders w/ smoked gouda

This one is so gouda.

National Hamburger Month rolls along with more sliders. I know the concept is a fad, but I’m getting into “looking hot in a tux shape,” so calories count. Of course, I still ate two of these instead of one normal-sized burger, so I probably wound up eating more than I would have if I’d just had a burger… but it’s whatever. Also, there’s clearly a beer in the background.

This is also a turkey burger, so the fat content is lower, but the sliders were delicious and juicy. As a nice change of pace, instead of a slice of deli cheese or something off of a block, I piled the sliders with a mountain of shredded gouda as soon as I flipped them, so while the other side of the meat cooked, the burger turned into a nice gooey mess of awesomeness.

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Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay
Serves 4

  • 1 red onion, cut into 1/3-inch-thick slabs
  • Vegetable oil, for brushing
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 4 slices of smoked Gouda cheese (4 ounces)
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons whole-grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon drained prepared horseradish
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. Brush the onion with oil and grill until charred and softened, about 5 minutes. Brush the cut sides of the buns with oil and grill until toasted, about 30 seconds.
  • Form the ground turkey into four 1-inch-thick patties and brush with oil. Season with salt and pepper and grill over high heat, turning once, until nearly cooked through, about 10 minutes. Top with the Gouda, close the grill and cook until the cheese is melted and the burgers are cooked through, about 1 minute longer.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the mustards, horseradish and honey and spread on the bottom half of the buns. Top with the burgers and onions. Close the burgers and serve right away.
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