Smoked Gouda & Apple Turkey Burgers (and a camping trip)

by Lauren

IMG_2290Chris and I went camping this weekend in Anza Borrego with his parents and friends. It was just one night but we managed to sneak in an awesome hike!

We saw a papa and a baby sheep roaming around. They pranced down the rocky ridge and came right towards us!IMG_2305


At the end of the trail was a gorgeous palm oasis. We sat there basking in the sun and enjoying the view.


After the strenuous hike we clearly needed burgers. So much so that we discussed the burger ingredients the whole way back to camp on the hike.

I said smoked gouda and apples, Chris said caramelized onions; we both love whole grain mustard so there it was.


Friends, these burgers are fantastic. Sweet, salty, spicy, and smokey.

Just about every flavor you could ever want packed into one meal and the combination is perfection.


Smoked Gouda & Apple Turkey Burgers


4 hamburger buns

1/2 Fuji apple, thinly sliced

4 slices smoked gouda

1 lb. ground turkey

1 tablespoon poultry seasoning

1 onion, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon butter

Salt and pepper

Romaine lettuce


3 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons whole grain mustard

1 tablespoon prepared horseradish

1 tablespoon honey


Cook onions and butter on very low heat, about 30 minutes, until onions are golden brown and caramelized.

Gently mix turkey and poultry seasoning together in large bowl. Form 4 patties, brush with olive oil, and season generously with salt and pepper. Cook on barbeque for about 5 minutes on each side. After flipping, top each with 1 slice of smoked gouda.

Sauté sliced apples for 2 minutes with a dab of butter. Combine mustards, honey and horseradish in a small bowl and spread onto half the buns. Top with burgers, onions, apple, and lettuce.

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4 Comments to “Smoked Gouda & Apple Turkey Burgers (and a camping trip)”

  1. Gosh that burger looks divine, and so gourmet!

  2. I love that you saw sheep on your hike!! And that burger looks splendid! :)

  3. Lauren

    It was really cool!!

  4. Lauren

    It definitely was. So yummy!