Source: Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association

Turkey Burger and Pear Sliders
Indulge in your burger craving without feeling guilty! Grilled fresh sweet pear and creamy Chèvre goat cheese help satisfy the foodie in all of us. These mini gourmet turkey and pear burgers will soon become a grilling favorite.
Serves: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10-15 minutes


For Turkey Burgers
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
1 large egg, beaten
1 tablespoon minced dried onion
1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1-2 Bartlett or Anjou pears sliced (or planked)
3/4 cup Chèvre goat cheese (or creamy goat
cheese of your choice)
arugula lettuce

To make turkey burgers:
Combine all ingredients in large bowl.

Shape into 12 patties (to fit the buns you selected)
Pan-fry, broil, or grill until turkey burgers lightly browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.

To make pear slices:
Cut pears into 1/4-inch slices (or use a pear-planker)and spray lightly with nonstick spray.

Grill or broil pear slices until brown in spots, about 2 minutes per side.

To assemble:
Separate 12 small slider rolls. Spread bottom half with 1-2 tablespoons of your favorite creamy goat cheese (we used Chèvre). Put cooked turkey burger and a pear slice on top of goat cheese. Top with fresh arugula leaves and serve.

Source: USA Pears and Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association