Spicy-Cheesy-Buffalo-Style Turkey Burgers

Pairs well with:

Cabernet Sauvignon

This rich red easily complements your homemade chicken dishes, red meats, game, and mildly seasoned pastas.


Blue Cheese Dressing:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 Tbsp. cider vinegar
1 tsp. hot sauce
1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
Buffalo Stuffing:
1/4 cup butter, softened to room temperature
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup Hot sauce
2 lbs. ground turkey thigh meat
1/4 cup Sutter Home Cabernet
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped Vidalia onion
5 slices uncooked bacon, pureed
6 Ciabatta buns
1/4 cup melted butter



To Make the Bleu Cheese Dressing: Combine mayonnaise, garlic, vinegar, Tabasco, blue cheese, and celery, stir and refrigerate. To Make the Buffalo Stuffing: Mix butter, bleu cheese, and Tabasco until combined. Refrigerate about 1 hour until the butter sets back up. To Make the Burgers: Mix together turkey meat, wine, worcestershire, onion, salt, pepper, onion, and bacon until combined. To Assemble the Burgers: Form 12 equal patties. Flatten each patty evenly to about 1/2 inch thick. Spoon two tablesppons of the filling mixture onto six of the patties. Place second patties on top of the filled patties, sealing the edges, making sure the edges are well sealed. Place patties on a preheated medium grill. Grill 5-7 minutes on each side for medium burgers. Brush rolls, with butter and during the last 2 minutes of cooking time place on grill to toast. Place patties on toasted bun and top with two tablespoons of the bleu cheese dressing.