Turkey Bacon Double Cheese Burgers with Fire Roasted Tomato Sauce
- Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling plus 1 tablespoon
- 8 slices turkey bacon
- 2 1/2 pounds ground turkey breast
- 2 green onions, finely chopped
- A handful cilantro, leaves finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked sweet paprika
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 teaspoons zest and the juice of 2 limes
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 (15-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes, lightly drained
- 2 rounded tablespoon grainy mustard
- 8 slices pepper jack cheese, from the deli counter
- 4 large sandwich size English muffins, lightly toasted
Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium to medium-high heat and add the turkey bacon. Cook until crisp, 3 minutes on each side, remove to plate.
While the bacon cooks, combine the turkey breast, green onions, cilantro, chipotle, paprika, salt and pepper, lime zest and juice. Mix the turkey breast with seasonings and form 4 sections, from each, 2 patties. Place the first 4 patties in the pan; cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Remove from the skillet and place onto a plate and loosely cover with foil to keep warm
While the first batch of burgers cook heat 1 tablespoon oil in a sauce pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and soften 3 to 4 minutes, season with salt and pepper and then add Worcestershire, brown sugar, tomatoes, and mustard. Let the sauce cook on low.
Add the second batch of burgers to the skillet and cook 3 to 4 minutes on each side. Top with a slice of cheese and 2 pieces bacon. Tent skillet with foil and cook on low to moderate heat to melt cheese, about 1 minute.
Place burgers on muffin bottoms. Top with bacon double cheese burgers, fire roasted tomato sauce and English muffin top.
Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray, 2008