Pear & Jalapeno Turkey Burgers Recipe


1 pound lean, ground turkey
1/2 cup pureed canned pears
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 tbsp shallots, finely chopped
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
Vegetable oil spray
4 Bays English Muffins

Heat grill to medium-hot.


Combine ground turkey, pureed pears, jalapeno and shallots, cayenne pepper
and bread crumbs.
Shape into 4 round patties.
Place patties on a vegetable sprayed grill rack. Cook 18 to 20 minutes, turning
once, or until cooked through.
During the last few minutes of cooking, split the English Muffins, and place split
side down on the outer edges of the grill until lightly toasted.
Spread about a tsp of Parmesan-Butter on the split side of grilled muffins. Top
four muffins with burgers and cover with Bacon Tomato & Blue Cheese Salsa.
Cover with muffin tops.

Bacon Tomato and Blue Cheese Salsa


4 tbsp butter softened
1-1/2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
Combine softened butter and parmesan cheese in a small bowl and set aside.
Bacon Tomato & Blue Cheese Salsa
4 slices crisply cooked bacon, crumbled
2 medium, ripe, plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise (or reduced fat mayonnaise)
1 tbsp milk (or reduced fat milk)
1-1/2 ounce crumbled blue cheese

Combine crumbled bacon, tomatoes and mayonnaise in a medium sized bowl.
Stir in milk and blue cheese. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

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