Saturday, April 21, 2012

husband credited with assist: jalepeno-chipotle turkey burgers

Fabulous day at the "office" today, i.e. a busy and fun Saturday at lululemon.  If you didn't stop in, you missed the party.  Since my shift ended at 8 this evening, I made a big bowl of guacamole and whipped up some turkey burgers that Greg could grill so dinner would be ready when I walked in the door.  Thought a spicy burger with jalepenos and chipotles would be delicious and I was correct.  So good, that I am spending the early part of my Saturday night writing a post.  I make turkey burgers of various varieties on a pretty regular basis.  If I don't roast or saute the vegetables I'm mixing in with olive oil beforehand, I make sure to add a little olive oil to the ground turkey.  A little olive oil does wonders for a moister burger that won't stick to the grill.

The neighbors are coming over this evening for our weekly de-briefing so I'm going to make this a short and sweet post.  Thankful for the help in the kitchen and at the grill this evening so I still need to do a few dishes.  Don't worry, I'll write a nice rambling post this coming week.  Plenty to discuss!

Before I sign off, a little shout out to Sara's Portuguese class at Duke who perused my blog on their projector last week while studying for their final exam.  Obrigado!

my jalepeno-chipotle burger on guacamole, romaine and a toasted bun


one pound lean ground turkey
1 T olive oil
1/4 C minced sweet onion
1/2 C small diced red pepper
1/4 C chopped jalepeno slices (from the jar) or one fresh jalepeno pepper, seeded and minced
one canned chipotle pepper, minced
1/4 C shredded cheddar or jack cheese
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin

Mix all ingredients together with your hands until well combined.  Sure it's slimy, but take your rings off and get in there and mix it up with your ingredients.  Form into patties (makes 4), cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.  Heat grill or grill pan and cook about 4-5 minutes on both sides until done (160 degrees).  Serve on toasted buns with guacamole and lettuce if desired.


ingredients through side of bowl
(the onions look like something creamy, just a little out of focus)

top view

burger patties ready to chill

dinner!


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