Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Cheddar-Studded Turkey Burgers

Thanks for pointing me in the direction of this Rachel Ray recipe, Liz!

1 1/3 pounds ground turkey breast, the average weight of 1 package
1 medium red onion, half finely chopped, half diced
1/4 pound sharp cheddar cheese, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 rounded tablespoon chili powder, a healthy palmful
2 teaspoons cumin (2/3 of a palmful)
1 jalapeño or serrano pepper, seeded and finely chopped
2 cloves garlic chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), plus some for drizzling
1/2 cup sour cream
A handful of cilantro leaves, chopped
guacamole or sliced avocado


Preheat a large non-stick skillet, indoor grill pan or tabletop grill to medium-high heat.

Combine ground turkey, finely chopped onion, cheddar cheese, chili powder, ground cumin, jalapeño or serrano, garlic, salt and pepper in a medium bowl and mix everything together with your hands. Score the meat with the side of your hand to separate into 4 equal amounts. Form mixture into 4 large patties no more than 1-inch thick. Drizzle EVOO on the patties and place patties in a hot skillet or on a hot grill and cook 5-6 minutes on each side or until turkey is cooked through.

For the cilantro cream, combine the sour cream and chopped cilantro, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Serve the cheddar-studded chili turkey burgers topped with a little of the cilantro cream
, and guac or avocado slices.

1 comment:

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I have heard so much about Cheddar-Studded Turkey Burgers, but unfortunately never got the chance to try the out. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Looking forward to more interesting blogs!