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Turkey Burgers with Creamy Gorgonzola and Chili Garlic Slaw

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chili garlic slaw

  • 1 head of napa cabbage, sliced into shreds
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha or hot chili sauce
  • 1 lime, juiced


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey, I use 94% lean
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 whole grain buns, toasted

creamy gorgonzola

  • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 6 ounces gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


chili garlic slaw - (as a note, I like to make the slaw first and have it sit in the fridge.)

  • Heat a large skillet over low heat and add the olive oil. Add the garlic and cabbage, tossing well to coat and cook for about 1 minute, continuously stirring. Add the chili powder, brown sugar and sriracha, tossing well to combine (I like to use kitchen tongs to pick up and turn over the cabbage). Remove the cabbage and place it in a large bowl, adding the lime juice and again tossing well. Place the bowl in the fridge so the slaw can cool completely (unless you’d like it warm, but I love cold slaw on a warm burger).
  • In a bowl mix together the ground turkey, salt, pepper, smoked paprika, garlic cloves and green onions until just combined. Gently mixed until just combined and form into 4 equal sized patties. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Add the patties and cook until brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side. Or you can grill the burgers or cook them however you’d like.
  • To make the creamy gorgonzola, combine the yogurt, 4 ounces of the gorgonzola, oil, salt and pepper together in a bowl and stir and mash until combined. Spread the mixture on top of the burgers before serving and crumble the remaining cheese on top. Top with a big handful of the chili garlic slaw and serve on toasted buns.

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