Turkey Burger with Bacon Jam

turkey burger with applewood smoked bacon jam and truffle fries

 

Finally, summer is here!  Tis the season for barbecues and beaches!  And the thing that really spells summer for me is a burger.  I came up with this particular burger after I bought a jar of bacon jam from The Bacon Jams (thebaconjams.com).  I was determined to use it as a topping, but keeping in mind that it is “cutting season” as they say, I did try to make this recipe as healthy as possible.

Turkey Burger with Bacon Jam and Truffle Fries

  • Store bought turkey patties
  • Whole wheat burger buns
  • 1 white onion, sliced
  • Arugula
  • Bacon Jam, original
  • Olive oil
  • 1 lbs. russet potatoes, cut into long strips
  • Salt to taste
  • White truffle oil
  • Grated parmesan

 

Warm a pan over medium high heat.  Drizzle the olive oil until the bottom of the pan is coated.  Sauté the sliced white onion until caramelized.  Set aside.

 

Over medium heat, grill the turkey patties for 8-10 minutes on each side, until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.  Set aside and let the meat rest.

 

Grill the buns as well for 2-4 minutes until lightly browned.

 

To assemble, smear the top and bottom bun with a little bacon jam.  Layer the turkey patty, the caramelized onions, and arugula.

 

For the fries, preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a large bowl, toss the sliced potatoes with olive oil and salt to taste.  Spread out on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.  Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.  Place fries in a large bowl and drizzle a little white truffle oil (only use a little as truffle oil has a very strong flavor).  Sprinkle with grated parmesan.

 

Enjoy!

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