Intro To Cooking: Turkey Burgers with Brie

The first time I ever grilled my own burgers was for a boy that I loved. I wanted so badly to impress him, that when I realized we were the only two people on campus for summer term I invited him over for dinner and Sangria on the porch. I spent all day shopping and preparing.

And that was just for my outfit.

Then, just before he was set to arrive I started pulling together whatever I could find for dinner. I had quite the menu planned: turkey burgers, salad and corn on the cob made on the grill. Mmmm. I had seen my mom make the meal a thousand times before, so I really felt confident that I could pull it off.

Of course, I didn’t. While my outfit was sexy and super saucy, my meat was flavorless and sorta over-done. Who knew I had to season the meat before I threw it on the grill? Clearly, I missed that part of my mom’s meal prep. Thank God the boy was oh so cute and polite (not to mention sorta drunk, thank you, Sangria!); he ate every last bite and offered to take me out for ice cream. Then he let me invite him over for a re-do the following week.

This time I did my work and found the perfect recipe to woo him. The dinner was actually edible and turned out perfectly from our first glass of wine to our serious make out session on the couch. I could say it was the wine that did it again, but I have made these burgers many times since and they always produce the same tremendous results. Try ‘em out for yourself:

What You Need:

½ pound ground lean turkey meat
1 wedge Brie
1 Granny Smith Apple
½ Vidalia or Red Onion
2 Whole Wheat Buns
Worcestershire Sauce
Soy Sauce
Seasoning Salt
Olive oil/cooking spray

How You Do It:

Take your meat and throw in some Worcestershire sauce, Soy Sauce and seasoning salt. I like to put a lot in so the meat stays moist, but it is really up to you. Just trust your instincts. Mix it all together with your hands and form two patties. Then, cut a little cube of Brie and stick it into the middle of the patty. Put them to the side and wash your hands. Thoroughly

Slice up the apple and onion into thin slices. Throw them into a pan with some olive oil and saute them. Let the apple slices and onions brown; this will bring out extra sweet flavor, which is the perfect complement to your tasty Brie Burgers.

Put the burgers into large pan with a little olive oil or cooking spray. Cook them for about 8 minutes on each side (timing depends on the thickness of the burgers, obviously). Be careful, though, because the ooey, gooey Brie will start oozing out of the sides. Tasty? Yes. Liquid hot magma on your fingers? Ouch.

Meanwhile, toast those buns. When everything is done and cooked, place the burgers on the buns and cover with apple slices and onions. Serve it all up with a salad, or a baked potato and you have yourself the kind of dinner that leads to a man’s heart.

Or at the very least…totally impress your girlfriends.

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