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

7th March 2014

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

  1. Cindy

    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!

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  2. Ashley

    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!

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  3. danguole

    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!

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  4. Alyssa

    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.

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  5. Helen @ Scrummy Lane

    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 :-)

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  6. Laurel y Menta

    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.

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  7. blahnikbaker

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

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  8. josefinetm

    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

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  9. erinsilvius

    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. :)

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  10. caileejoy

    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!!

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  11. Kelly

    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 :)

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  12. Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens

    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! :D

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  13. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner

    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. ;)

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