Cheddar-Stuffed Turkey Burgers with Peach Ketchup


  • 4medium peaches, peeled, pitted, and cut up
  • 1/4cup sugar
  • 2tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8teaspoon cinnamon
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 2pounds ground turkey or ground beef
  • 1/2teaspoon salt
  • 1/4teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 - 3ounces white cheddar or Havarti cheese, shredded (1/2 to 3/4 cup)
  • 1tablespoon canola oil
  • Leaf lettuce (optional)
  • 8hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • Additional peach slices (optional)
  • Directions

    1. For Peach Ketchup, in a blender or food processor combine cut-up peaches, sugar, cider vinegar, chili powder, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper. Cover and blend or process until smooth.
    2. In a large bowl lightly mix turkey with half of the Peach Ketchup, the salt, and black pepper. Divide into eight balls. Make an indentation in the center of each ball and fill with some of the cheese. Shape meat around cheese. Flatten into patties.
    3. In a 12-inch skillet heat oil over medium heat. Add half of the burgers and cook about 5 minutes or until well browned. Turn and cook 5 minutes more or until no pink remains (165 degrees F). Repeat with remaining burgers.
    4. Serve on lettuce-lined buns with additional peach slices and remaining Peach Ketchup.