The Aunt Andréa Burger (Cheddar Stuffed BBQ Turkey Burger)

If anyone knows me, you know I love the TV Show Martin. So when I tasted this turkey burger, all I could say was, “Woo Woo Woo Woo!” (in my Martin Payne voice.) All my husband could say was, “This is bangin’!” with food in his mouth LOL. This burger is so good, I thought I was eating a beef burger for a second. Flavors came from all over the place! & it was super easy to make. I tweaked the recipe a bit to make it healthier. I did cheat & used Hawaiian sandwich buns but I promise next time I will use the Sandwich Thins. See recipe below. Try. Share. Repeat.

Cheddar Stuffed BBQ Turkey Burger



Inspired by Baker By Nature


  • 1 large Red Onion
  • 3tbsp Olive Oil, divided
  • 1lb lean Ground Turkey (aim for 99% fat free)
  • 1/2c Baby Spinach Leaves, finely chopped
  • 1tbsp BBQ Sauce (my fav is Sweet Baby Ray’s)
  • 1/2tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 4 slices Mild Cheddar Cheese, cut into 4 (like a square)
  • 2tbsp shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided
  • 4 Multigrain Sandwich Thins

What To Do:

  1. Place 2tbsp Olive Oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add Onions & cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes, or until softened & slightly caramelized.  Remove from pan & set aside.
  2. Place Ground Turkey meat, chopped Spinach, BBQ Sauce & Pepper in a large bowl. Using your hand, mix until well combined.
  3. Divide meat into 4 even balls, then remove a small golf ball sized chunk from each patty.
  4. Roll the larger balls of meat into even patties, then press 4 squares of the Cheddar Cheese into the large patty & sprinkle 1/2tsp Mozzarella Cheese on top.
  5. Top the cheese with the golf ball sized meat ball, pressing it down & sealing in the cheese (BE GENTLE!!!)
  6. Heat a large skillet or grill over medium-high flame. Add 1tbsp Olive Oil then add patties.
  7. Cook for 4-5mins on each side (make sure they are done!)
  8. Place burger on Sandwich Thins & top with Onions & BBQ Sauce.
  9. Serve with Sweet Potato Fries (see recipe HERE) & ENJOY!

HEALTHY TIP: Sub the cheese for dairy-free, Vegan cheese, like GoVeggie. They have shredded & sliced cheese. Find it at your local grocery store.


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