Juicy Lucy Turkey Burger

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(Makes 1 burger)

If you live in Minneapolis, you’re sure to know of the famous Juicy Lucy hamburgers served at a couple of local eateries. Alta, who cooks up all our recipes here on fitwoman.com, put her nutrition expertise to work to lighten it up a bit and came up with this version that’s simple and tasty — the perfect choice for a hot, hungry summer day. You can see it on her website First Kitchen along with other great recipes for beginner cooks. Enjoy!

4 ounces ground turkey
1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese
(or 1 slice of cheddar or other sliced cheese)*
Salt
Pepper
1 hamburger bun
Lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced onion (optional)

Divide ground turkey in half to make two thin patties. Place the crumbled blue cheese top of one patty. (The cheese should not come out to the edge of the patty). Set the other patty on top and pinch around the edges until it’s well sealed. Season with salt and pepper. Place the patty on the heated grill or skillet and grill about 4 minutes per side. Don’t press down on the burger or the cheese will ooze out. While cooking the patty, quickly warm or brown the buns on the grill or griddle.

Serve with lettuce, tomatoes, onion and condiments for your choice.

*Note: A popular saying in Minneapolis about the Juicy Lucy is “fear the cheese.” The temperature can be very hot. Please take caution.

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