Total Time
1hr
Prep 45 mins
Cook 15 mins

Rachael Ray

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat a nonstick skillet with a drizzle of oil over medium to med-high heat.
  2. Chop one slice of bacon and add it to the pan.
  3. While the bacon cooks, trim the tough green tops from the leek; halve the leek lengthwise, and thinly slice it into half-moons.
  4. Place the slices in a colander and rinse vigorously with running water, separating the layers to release the grit.
  5. Dry the leeks on a clean kitchen towel; and add them to the browned chopped bacon.
  6. Wilt the leeks for 2-3 minutes; then transfer them and the bacon pieces to a plate to cool.
  7. Return skillet to stove over low heat; add in 2 tablespoons oil.
  8. Put turkey in a bowl; add in grill seasoning, sun-dried tomatoes, and cooled-to-handle leeks and bacon; mix well.
  9. Form mixture into 2 very large patties no thicker than 1 inch (the patties will hang just off the sides of the bread once cooked).
  10. Increase heat under oil; add in the patties; cook for 6 minutes on each side.
  11. Heat a second skillet over med-high heat; add in the remaining bacon slices; cook bacon until crisp; transfer to paper-towel lined plate to drain.
  12. Season sliced tomatoes with salt.
  13. Place the sliced bread under the broiler; toast for 1 minute on each side.
  14. In a food processor, combine the herbed cheese, cream, and pepper.
  15. Build sandwiches: toasted bread slice, burger patty, herbed cheese sauce, bread, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, herbed cheese sauce, and bread.
Most Helpful

I LOVE This burger... with some alterations, of course. I just serve it on a wheat bun instead of as a club... I use onion in the patty instead of the leek (my small town doesn't know what a leek is) and I just use laughing cow spread. It's so so good. oh, and turkey bacon makes it even more healthy!

5 5

I am only rating the burger part of this recipe - I did not make the spread with the cheese and cream. These burgers are just delicious. I've been on a turkey burger kick lately and this is the 4th different recipe I've used. My husband and I both think this is the best one yet! Great smoky flavor from the bacon and the steak seasoning. In lieu of the sun dried tomatoes I used a chopped up roma tomato with great results. Next time I will reduce the amount of steak seasoning by about half because it was a little too zippy for us. I also topped the burgers with a little sauteed onion.