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Mini Black Jack Burgers

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 12 mini burgers
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1 1/2 pounds ground turkey

Kosher salt and cracked black pepper

1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 dash Worcestershire sauce

Blackening Spice, recipe follows

Olive oil, for cooking

12 soft dinner rolls, split

2 Roma tomatoes, sliced

Special Sauce, recipe follows

Blackening Spice:

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

Special Sauce:

1/4 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons ketchup

1 tablespoon yellow mustard

1 teaspoon Sriracha

1 teaspoon pickled relish

Juice of 1/2 lemon


  1. Heat a large cast-iron griddle over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the ground turkey to a large mixing bowl and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Stir in the cheese, mustard and Worcestershire sauce and mix until combined. Form the meat mixture into 12 equal patties. Sprinkle both sides of the patties with the Blackening Spice.
  3. Brush the griddle with some olive oil using a clean tea towel. Cook the burgers for 3 to 4 minutes per side. Serve on split rolls topped with the tomatoes and Special Sauce.

Blackening Spice:

  1. Whisk together the salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and onion powder, and transfer to a small plate.

Special Sauce:

  1. Combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, Sriracha, relish and lemon juice in a bowl.