BBQ turkey burgers skip grill

THE BALTIMORE EVENING SUN

No time to heat the coals for your burgers? No problem. You can cook these juicy bacon-and-blue cheese bundles in your microwave oven in only seven minutes. Once in the bun, you won't know the difference.

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Stuffed Turkey Burgers

1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs

2 tablespoons dairy sour cream

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper

Dash ground sage

1 pound ground raw turkey

4 thin slices Canadian bacon

1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

4 hamburger buns, split, toasted

1/4 cup cream cheese, softened

In a large mixing bowl combine bread crumbs, sour cream, salt, pepper and sage. Add turkey; mix well. On waxed paper, shape the mixture into eight patties, each about one-quarter-inch thick. On four patties, place one slice bacon and one tablespoon blue cheese. Top with remaining patties; seal edges.

Arrange filled patties in an 8x8x2-inch microwave-safe baking dish. Cover with microwave-safe plastic wrap. Turn back one corner to vent. Cook on 100 percent power for seven to nine minutes (low-wattage ovens: nine to 12 minutes) or until no longer pink, giving the dish a quarter-turn after every three minutes.

To serve, spread buns with cream cheese. Place patties inside.

Serves four.

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