Prepare the Pumpkin Mayonnaise

Prepare the Maple Bacon

  • Maple syrup 6 oz
  • Black Pepper 2 tsp
  • Turkey bacon, strips 20 each

Prepare Wilted Endive

  • Belgian endive, red and green 4 stalks
  • Olive oil, as needed
  • Apple cider vinegar 0.25 cup
  • Salt, as needed

Prepare Seasoned Turkey Patties

  • Salt, as needed
  • Ground turkey 4 lbs
  • Sage, dried 2 Tbsp
  • Black pepper, to taste

Prepare Burger

  • Seasoned Turkey Patties, prepared 10 each
  • Pumpkin Mayonnaise 10 oz
  • Whole wheat bun, toasted 10 each
  • Herbed goat cheese 10 oz
  • Maple Bacon, prepared 20 slices
  • Wilted Endive, prepared 40 leaves
  1. Prepare the Pumpkin Mayonnaise

    • Combine all ingredients and whisk until smooth. Reserve refrigerated.
  2. Prepare the Maple Bacon

    • Combine maple syrup and black pepper.
    • Place turkey bacon on a wire baking rack over a parchment lined sheet pan and bake in a 350°F oven for approximately 8 minutes or until beginning to crisp.
    • Remove from oven and brush with maple and pepper mixture, and continue to bake for another 6-8 minutes until crispy and caramelized. Hold hot for service.
  3. Prepare Wilted Endive

    • Pick the leaves from the endive, removing the thick, woody bases, yielding approximately 10 leaves per head.
    • Lightly sauté in olive oil until beginning to wilt and add the vinegar to briefly steam.
    • Season to taste with salt, drain any excess liquid, and reserve refrigerated.
  4. Prepare Seasoned Turkey Patties

    • Combine all ingredients and mix well to incorporate. Form into 10 patties. Reserve refrigerated.
  5. Prepare Burger

    • Grill the turkey patties to 165F.
    • To assemble, spread 1 Tbsp Pumpkin Mayonnaise on each side of the bun, then add grilled Seasoned Turkey Patty and herbed goat cheese.
    • Top with two slices of Maple Bacon and 3-4 leaves of the Wilted Endive, depending on size. Serve.