turkey burgers with goat cheese, caramelized onions & cranberry relish

serves 6


2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves

1 clove garlic, minced

1 1/2 lbs 93% lean ground turkey

4 oz log garlic & herb goat cheese, crumbled

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 1/2 lbs sweet onion (2 large), sliced

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

6 hamburger buns


Mix mustard, Worcestershire, salt, pepper, thyme, garlic, ground turkey and goat cheese in a medium bowl. Divide into 6 equal portions and form into patties. Cover and refrigerate.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and saute until rich caramel brown, about 30-40 minutes. Add dried cranberries and reduce heat to low. Stir in the balsamic vinegar and cook for another few minutes.

Prepare your grill- whether you’re using charcoal, gas, or an indoor grill pan. Oil grates to prevent any sticking. (You can also cook these in a saute pan.) Cook burgers 5 minutes a side. Toast buns on grill until lightly browned. To serve, set a burger on each bun, top with caramelized onion mixture, and whatever condiments you like! Mustard, mayo, ketchup etc. Enjoy!