Recipe courtesy of Juan-Carlos Cruz

Bacon Cheddar Cheese Burgers

  • Level: Easy
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 15 min


4 strips turkey bacon

1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey breast (with no skin)

1/4 cup minced fresh watercress

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup minced button mushrooms

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

4 sprays canola oil cooking spray

4 (3/4-ounce) slices reduced-fat Cheddar

2 English muffins, split in 1/2 and toasted lightly

2 tablespoons light mayonnaise

1 medium beefsteak tomato, cut into 4 slices

1 medium red onion, cut into 4 slices

1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce


  1. In a nonstick 10-inch saute pan, cook the turkey bacon over medium-high heat until crisp. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain grease and set aside. When bacon has cooled, break each piece in half.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, watercress, Worcestershire sauce, mushrooms, and pepper and stir until well mixed. Form meat mixture into 4 patties.
  3. Heat a nonstick griddle or large nonstick pan over medium-high heat and spray twice lightly with canola oil cooking spray. Place each patty on griddle, in batches as necessary, and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes. Flip burgers, cook for another 3 to 5 minutes, and then top each patty with 1 slice of bacon (which will be in 2 pieces), and 1 slice of cheese. Cook until cheese is has softened. Remove patties from griddle. Spread 1/2 tablespoon of light mayonnaise over each English muffin half. Place burgers on 1 half English muffin and top the burger with 1 slice of tomato, 1 slice of red onion, and 1/4 cup of shredded lettuce.
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7 Reviews


Very good! My whole family loved it, even my stubborn dad who refuses to try to eat healthier.

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