Turkey Melt with Arugula

This is a restaurant like sandwich that is indulgence in type of food and manner of eating, but not in health. It’s good for you and tastes great. I served mine with homemade baked french fries and squash medley. It was a lot of food.

1 package lean ground turkey
salt and pepper
1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped
1/2 shallot, coarsely chopped

Tomato, sliced
muenster cheese, sliced from the deli
Thick good sandwich bread (I used 12 grain from Nature Own)

In a small bowl, combine the first four ingredients. Combine with your hands, don’t over work. Make into sandwich-size flat patties. In a large skillet, heat olive oil. Add patties once the pan is piping hot. Sear the patties on both sides, about 2 minutes on each side. Then, turn the heat down to medium-low and finish cooking through, about 4-5 minutes or until meat is cooked through. Remove the meat and scrap the crust off the bottom of the pan. Add a little more olive oil to the pan, and put one slice of the bread (per sandwich) down to assemble the sandwich. Top the bread with arugula, meat patties, tomato, cheese and remaining bread slice. Once the bottom slice is toasted, about a minutes, flip the sandwich and toast the other side. Cut the sandwiches in half and serve.


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