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Turkey Burgers with Blue Cheese + Serrano Ham Chips + Roasted Red Peppers

Some food items are meant to be together.

In my mouth, preferably.

 

Turkey Burgers with Blue Cheese + Serrano Ham Chips + Roasted Red Peppers

 

I’m talking some good combos here:

Chocolate + Peanut Butter (aka the king of all food combos, don’t deny it)

Lemon + Raspberry

Honey + Figs (holla!)

Honey + Salt + Peanut Butter

Apples + Turkey 

Olive oil + Serrano Ham

 

Turkey Burgers with Blue Cheese + Serrano Ham Chips + Roasted Red Peppers

 

And then there’s this whole Turkey + Apple + Roasted Red Peppers + Blue Cheese + Serrano Ham Chips + Havarti + Spinach combo – which, needless to say it, is mindblowing. Plus it is probably the reason why I have such huge expectations when it comes to sandwiches hey.

 

Turkey Burgers with Blue Cheese + Serrano Ham Chips + Roasted Red Peppers

 

Did you read the Serrano Ham Chips part?? Oh gosh – let me tell you how badly you need to try those – they’ll be the only thing you’ll want to snack on from now on. Like, they are like Potato Chips: crispy, salty and quite addictive… but obviously 100 times better since we’re not talking boring potatoes here, but yummy serrano ham. Thanks God I cooked a lot of those, because it’s not as if a big amount of them made it to the actual burgers.

Don’t blame me – I’m sure you would have done the same oh well.

 

Turkey Burgers with Blue Cheese + Serrano Ham Chips + Roasted Red Peppers

 

I’m going to tell you all a little secret. Thing is, every time I eat these (which alas, doesn’t happen as often as I’d like aka everyday), I go bun-free and have them salad bowl style. It’s not that I don’t like bread – like, you know it’s pretty much my favorite thing ever. Especially if “bread” means “donuts”.

But I’m weird like that and I think that it’s a waste of bread to use it in burgers… I prefer to eat the “filling” alone and then the bread.

That’s the way I roll.

((See what I did there? Oh, I’m so not-funny, I’d better stop now and leave you all with these burgers))

 

Turkey Burgers with Blue Cheese + Serrano Ham Chips + Roasted Red Peppers

 

And by the way, the reason I was telling you about my “no bread + filling” rule, is that I wanted to let you know that if you can’t have bread, you can totally make all the fillings and toss them in a bowl of baby spinach (or your favorite greens, actually)… it’ll be awesome anyway.

 

 

Turkey Burgers with Roasted Red Peppers + Blue Cheese + Serrano Ham Chips
Yields 10
Smoky, sweet and salty - gourmet burgers in the comfort of your home.
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For the burgers
  1. 750 grams extra lean ground turkey
  2. 3-4 cloves garlic
  3. 1 small apple grated (200 grams)
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1/2 cup rolled oats
  6. 1 + 1/2 tsp. salt
  7. black pepper to taste
For the caramelised onions
  1. 3 onions
  2. 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  3. a pinch of salt
Extras
  1. 3 roasted red peppers
  2. 50 grams blue cheese
  3. 1 cup baby spinach
  4. 100 grams serrano ham
  5. 50 grams light havarti cheese
Start by caramelising the onions
  1. Heat a bit of olive oil in a pan and when it's hot add the julienned onions and sugar and cook on low-medium while you make the rest of the burgers.
To make the patties
  1. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix with your hands until you can form a ball.
  2. Make 10 patties or so out of the ball. Make sure they're rather flat, as they cook better that way without needing to use lots of oil.
  3. Heat some olive oil in a pan and when it's hot, fry the patties until cooked.
For the serrano ham chips
  1. Cut serrano ham slices into smaller pieces.
  2. Heat a pan and when it's super hot, add pieces of ham and toast until crispy.
To asemble
  1. Toast burgers buns and add cheeses, caramelised onions, roasted red peppers, a pattie, serrano ham chips and fresh spinach.
  2. If you're going the salad bowl route, toss all of the ingredients in a bowl with mixed greens,
Notes
  1. You can use my recipe for 1 hour dinner rolls too. Each one of them is 150 kcals (not counted in the recipe).
  2. Here is/a> a link to my 1 hour bread rolls recipe.
honey & figs http://honeyandfigskitchen.com/

 I hope you enjoy these as much as yours truly did. Now, it’d be lovely if you could wish me luck for tomorrow 😉 It’s race day (my first duathlon!) and I hope everything goes perfect.

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49 Comments

  • Reply Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes March 7, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    This combination sounds heavenly! I love love love turkey burgers and I love that you made them from scratch! Don’t get me started on blue cheese!

  • Reply cheri March 7, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    Every part of this burger is a piece of art. Apple and oats in the burger itself and the toppings. Yum!

  • Reply Cindy March 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Consuelo, your photographs are beautiful. I am loving this burger. Turkey burger and blue cheese. I’ve got to try this, my mouth is watering!

  • Reply Ashley March 7, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Whoa these burgers do sound mind-blowing! lol So many flavors! I love it! I adore roasted red peppers and I love that you incorporated them!

  • Reply danguole March 7, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    UGH, you couldn’t have made anything I could possibly want more for lunch right now! Everything in there is calling my name. Love, love, love the ham chips, especially!

  • Reply Chris @ Shared Appetite March 7, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    There are so many amazing flavors going on here! Craziness! Loving the serrano ham chips!!! Pinning :)

  • Reply Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor March 7, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Love all the combos that you mentioned and these burgers look amazing with the serrano ham chips! Have a great weekend, Consuelo!

  • Reply Trisha (Stew or a Story) March 7, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    I love turkey burgers! I like that you used oats in these too. Extra healthy. Also caramelized onions on a burger –> dying.

  • Reply Sugar and Cinnamon March 8, 2014 at 1:23 am

    You could work for a magazine shooting food photos. I would buy it! These burgers look incredible!

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen March 8, 2014 at 2:18 am

    Those serrano ham chips sound marvelous! Love that you added grated apple to the burger.

  • Reply Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl March 8, 2014 at 4:16 am

    Lately I’m in the burger mood, so I’m really really really craving a turkey burger right now! YUM!

  • Reply Monica March 8, 2014 at 6:11 am

    I will be dreaming of serrano ham chips now! This burger is just stacked with flavor. Looks insanely good!

  • Reply Alyssa March 8, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Everything involved here…yes. Big ‘ol yes. Don’t know how I’ve gone so long with serrano ham chips in my life, but they are a must make, ASAP. And I’ll totally forgo buns with burgers so that I can save more room for delicious toppings (like these!). Except if the bun is pretzel bread or an onion roll…those I can’t resist.

  • Reply whatjessicabakednext March 8, 2014 at 8:34 am

    This burger looks amazing, Consuelo! Definitely a recipe to make :)

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane March 8, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    I am drooling majorly all over my Saturday breakfast looking at this, Consuelo! If I saw this on a restaurant menu I would definitely order it. There are so many tasty things in that burger that I think I’d be in heaven with every bite. Especially with those serrano ham chips. This one is definitely getting pinned right now :-)

  • Reply Joanne March 8, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    These are just…WOW. The ULTIMATE burger.

  • Reply Laurel y Menta March 8, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Creo que en nuestra vida hemos visto una hamburguesa tan rica, tan contundente y tan completa: es que lo tiene todo…
    A estas horas ya habrás finalizado el duathlon: de todos modos, muchísima suerte!!
    Un besazo, guapa.

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life March 8, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Every single one of those combos, I was nodding my head, like, you go girl! This recipe – tops that list like nobody’s business! Can I say YUM?!

  • Reply Kelly @ The Pretty Bee: Cooking + Creating March 8, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    I love turkey burgers and this combo sounds delicious! Gorgeous photos.

  • Reply blahnikbaker March 8, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Hahhah, I love how you threw in honey and figs lol!! These look amazing. Goodluck on the race dear. Hope it went well!!

  • Reply josefinetm March 8, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    This might just be the best and most delicious burger I’ve ever seen or heard of. What an abundance of amazing foods gathered between two pieces of bread. And the combination sound amazing! Yum yum yum

  • Reply Judit + Corina @WineDineDaily March 8, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    You got us by the blue cheese Consuelo with this ULTIMATE BURGER! Love everything about your tasty combination and beautiful photos:)
    Cheers,
    J+C

  • Reply erinsilvius March 8, 2014 at 10:42 pm

    Ok I’m normally not the biggest burger fan but I love turkey burgers and burgers with apple in them AND ham chips and roasted peppers? Sold. I don’t like bleu cheese unfortunately but I think everything else would make me one happy camper. :)

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments March 9, 2014 at 1:50 am

    That’s one phenomenal looking burger, Consuelo! Serrano ham chips, bleu cheese, and those peppers — delicious! I’d love to sink my teeth into that. Pinning!

  • Reply Matt @ Runner Savvy March 9, 2014 at 2:01 am

    Drool!

  • Reply caileejoy March 9, 2014 at 5:32 am

    Wow!! THese look amazing! And clearly you know your food combos!! Personally I love raspberries and chocolate, peanut butter and banana, and chocolate and mint!! YUM! I’ve never tried pb and honey with salt… but I love salt and chocolate!! So I’m sure it’s a great combo! I’ll def have to give it a try! The burgers look delicious!!

  • Reply Jo @ The Contented Baker March 9, 2014 at 11:40 am

    These are so gourmet Consuelo!! So many gorgeous flavours too…argh!!

  • Reply Allie | Baking a Moment March 9, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Ooh, I love all the big flavors you have going on here! So much cheese, roasted peppers, onions, and of course ham! You guys are the kings of ham over there in Spain. Pinned!

  • Reply Kelly March 9, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Wow, these burgers look amazing! Man, so many awesome flavors packed in here! Yum!! Good luck on the race Consuelo and hope it went well :)

  • Reply Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron March 9, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    This is totally my kind of burger! Love the addition of blue cheese!

  • Reply Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! March 10, 2014 at 2:05 am

    This burger looks so amazing!! We cannot wait to get grilling again and make this beauty :). Love your pictures as well – so stunning!

  • Reply Amy (Savory Moments) March 10, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Yum! I love a good burger and this one looks super delicious! I love all the flavors and toppings.

  • Reply Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness March 10, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    HAM CHIPS?! OMG you just reinvented the wheel for real.
    I’m a poet and I didn’t even know it.
    I need to make these. I think i’ll try yo’ salad style for me and bun it up for the hubby!
    Love these girl…pinning

  • Reply Aimee / Wallflower Girl March 10, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    You should seriously open a café… the ‘Honey & Figs Kitchen Café’ – I would totally go there. And I’ll take my burger with all the extras please :-)

  • Reply Carmel Moments March 10, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    I’ve never heard of serrano ham. But now I want to find out more. These burgers sound amazing! I love roasted red peppers lately too. Yum!

  • Reply Christine @ Cooking with Cakes March 10, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    this is incredible looking!! the serrano ham chips are genius, I bet it adds the most ridiculously amazing texture :) and ahhh eat up all the cheese for me, this lent is going to be hard!!

  • Reply Dolega March 10, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    ¡No se me había ocurrido lo de los pimientos en la hamburguesa!
    Prometo probarlo porque me encantan asaditos.
    Besazo

  • Reply ashley March 10, 2014 at 11:44 pm

    I love everything about this burger!

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen March 10, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    I am absolutely LOVING the sound of those serrano ham chips. I think I could eat those alone. Oh, but after that? I am sssssooooo polishing off this burger! It looks delish!

  • Reply kayley March 11, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Well, now I know what I’m making for dinner tomorrow. This looks insanely amazing!

  • Reply Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron March 11, 2014 at 2:56 am

    Brilliant combination! My mouth is watering. 😀

  • Reply Mike @TheIronYou March 11, 2014 at 2:07 pm

    Those burgers are legit Co, but really legit! I could definitely use one for lunch today…

  • Reply shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com March 11, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    Oooh – turkey burgers with oats! These I could devour!

  • Reply Nora (A Clean Bake) March 11, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Wow, that is one LOADED turkey burger. It just looks like layer after layer of incredible flavors!

  • Reply Johlene March 11, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Consuelo you should start a restaurant.. I´m not joking.. this is a gourmet class burger!! Xx

  • Reply Gintare @Gourmantine March 12, 2014 at 12:20 am

    These look phenomenal! Love everything about this! :)

  • Reply Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens March 12, 2014 at 1:27 am

    Oh, Consuelo! Did you make these just for me?!? (I promise I’ll share with you!) I looooove burgers loaded with tons o’ goodies, especially if blue cheese is one of them! This is a work of art, and I can see how this would totally set huge expectations that most any other sandwich would have a pretty hard time meeting! Yeah, pinning instantaneously! Oh – and “especially if ‘bread’ means ‘donuts’ “??? Dude – you’re hilarious! 😀

  • Reply Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner March 13, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I’m drooling for every single part of this meal and wish I could have it for lunch today. Omg, I’m the same way as you with the bread…I love for it, live for it, but I’ll usually pass on it with a burger. Not sure why I do that…one of my quarks I suppose. 😉

  • Reply #HealthyRecipe / Turkey Burgers with Blue Chees... March 19, 2014 at 1:45 am

    […] Ingredients:For the burgers750 grams extra lean ground turkey3-4 cloves garlic1 small apple grated (200 grams)1 egg1/2 cup rolled oats1 + 1/2 tsp. saltblack pepper to tasteFor the caramelised onions3 onions1 tbsp. brown sugara pinch of saltExtras3 roasted red peppers50 grams blue cheese1 cup baby spinach100 grams serrano hamDirections: honeyandfigskitchen.com  […]

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