Blackberry-Brie Burger

Awhile back I had an Elk burger from Square 1 Burgers that was absolutely delicious. I can’t remember exactly what was in that burger (All I recall is elk, cheese, and jam. Maybe some caramelized onion.) but it definitely inspired what I just created. It sounds weird, I know, but somehow the combo works and in less than 20 minutes (what it took to heat up some sweet potato fries) you have yourself a mouth-watering, did-I-just-inhale-this-yes-I-did, burger.


(For you, Brittney)
Blackberry-Brie Burger

Time: 10-20 minutes, depending on the rest of your meal

Serves: 1



  • 2/3 cup fresh blackberries
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon water
  • splash of Grand Marnier
  • 1 roll (I used a piece of French bread)
  • 1 ounce brie (I removed the rind- personal preference)
  • 5 ounces ground turkey
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. In a small saucepan, combine blackberries, sugar, water, and Grand Marnier. Cook over medium heat for at least 10 minutes, stirring occasionally and breaking up the blackberries as they soften. I don’t see a reason why you can’t use frozen blackberries. Thaw them and add the juice instead of water. They also will take less time to mush. 
  2. Meanwhile, form the turkey into the patty shape of your choice; sprinkle with salt and pepper. (I don’t have a grill, so…) Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the patty. Cook 4 minutes on each side or until done (165° minimum).
  3. While the turkey is cooking AND you’re keeping an eye on the compote, cut brie into thin slices and place on one half of the roll. Stick in a 425° oven (perfect for reheating some french fries, as well) for 3-4 minutes until brie is melted. 
  4. To assemble, spoon blackberry compote over the toasted brie. Place the turkey burger on top. Follow with the bottom half of the roll. Flip over. Put in mouth.

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