Good grief! Blue cheese gravy should have entered my life way sooner than it did. No one sent me the memo! Pair it with a spicy turkey burger and thick cut fries, and the perfect food marriage has formed.
Let’s discuss the Spicy portion of our Spicy Turkey Burgers with Blue Cheese Gravy and Fries. I have a couple of new friends. Friends who specialize in magical spice production. They are Jeff Anderlite and Sean Kolina, founders of Legion of Spice. A little bit about my friends…
We saw too many shelves stocked with unhealthy, salt first seasoning, and thought “with all the emphasis on healthy living these days, why are the majority of rubs and seasonings offered filled with dog sh!t”? Conversely – the healthy offerings we did find were either boring or outrageously overpriced. We pride ourselves on eating wholesome meals that do not make you feel bad afterward. We acted and started Legion of Spice to bring healthy, unique, high-quality flavors to the masses.
The opportunity to become world class spice merchants was too good to pass up. We worked tirelessly in our home kitchen then in our state of the art, world-class spice lair to concoct the best, most potent blends on the market. We are completely confident that you will agree!
Our Legion has and always will be entirely dedicated to creating the pinnacle of taste at a reasonable cost. As well as giving back to the community. Since day 1 we have made it a point to include philanthropy as part of our business model.
We will always give back 10% of our profits to food-related charities or projects that uphold our mission to help feed the hungry.
They have their own lair and give back, what’s not to love? Let’s not forget their spices are OUT. OF. THIS. WORLD. I used their Black n Bluesy for this recipe, but was also lucky enough to try out some of their others. They were all incredible and the ingredient list is short, sweet and has none of that junk you don’t want. Check out Legion of Spice’s site to get a jar of your own.
Now, let’s get to the food!
Start off by chopping your potatoes into wedges.
Place on sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle on salt and some Black n Bluesy seasoning. Toss to coat. Bake for 40-45 minutes until fork tender and slightly crispy.
This stuff is legit! They mix their cajun rub with award winning blue cheese to create this delicious combination. The blue cheese is not overly potent but imparts an umami flavor that makes your mouth water. You can mix this in with your burger meat and sprinkle over fries like I did here, or add on fish, eggs, chicken, steak, shrimp, potatoes, pretty much anything you put this on will make you do a happy dance!
Grate up some garlic. Grated garlic works so well in burger mixtures.
In a large bowl add your ground turkey, Black n Bluesy seasoning, salt, chives and grated garlic. Mix it all together with your hands and form into 4 patties.
Heat up some olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat and add in the burgers. Cook for 5-7 minutes.
Flip them over and cook another 5-7 minutes until cooked through.
While the burger is finishing up, toast your buns. Toasted buns make all the difference!
In another skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat.
Sprinkle in flour and whisk together to make a roux.
Let it bubble for about a minute to cook out that raw flour flavor.
Pour in the milk and whisk.
Bring to a boil to thicken and remove from heat. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Stir the blue cheese into the gravy until combined.
Grab that perfectly cooked turkey burger and pop it on a toasty bun.
Add some chopped chives right on top of the burger and serve alongside a cup of blue cheese gravy and fries. That’ll do little turkey burger, that’ll do 🙂
- For Fries:
- 5 big Idaho potatoes, cut into wedges
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- ½ Teaspoon Salt
- 2 Teaspoons Black and Bluesy seasoning
- For Burgers:
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 pounds ground turkey
- 2 Tablespoons Black and Bluesy seasoning
- 1 Teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ cup chopped chives, plus more for garnish
- 2 cloves garlic, grated
- For Gravy:
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 cups whole milk
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 2 cups blue cheese
- 4 rolls or hamburger buns
- For Fries: Pre-heat the oven to 450ºF.
- Place potato wedges on sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle on salt and Black n Bluesy seasoning. Toss to coat. Bake for 40-45 minutes until fork tender and crispy.
- For Burgers: In a large bowl add ground turkey, Black n Bluesy seasoning, salt, chives and grated garlic. Mix it all together with your hands and form into 4 patties.
- Heat up the olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat and add in the burgers. Cook for 5-7 minutes on each side until cooked through.
- Toast the buns in a skillet or toaster and set aside.
- For Gravy: In another skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Sprinkle in flour and whisk together to make a roux. Let it bubble for about a minute to cook out that raw flour flavor. Pour in the milk and whisk. Bring to a boil to thicken and remove from heat. Salt and pepper to taste. Stir the blue cheese into the gravy until combined.
- Place the turkey burger and pop it on a toasty bun. Add some chopped chives right on top of the burger and serve alongside a cup of blue cheese gravy and fries.
I’ll be sharing this with my fabulous friends over at our weekly Fiesta Friday Party co-hosted by Mollie @ The Frugal Hausfrau and Aruna @ Aharam.