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Chipotle Turkey Burgers!

6 Jun

First things first: this is the 100th post! There were some times where I didn’t think I’d make it, but I did! Whew. 🙂

Next up: I made turkey burgers. I’ll be honest – I never thought I would. Why? Mostly because I love a good beef burger, and I’m not usually a fan of turkey in general. However, it had to happen.

As I mentioned the last post (and the one before that I think), my hub is on an Herbalife nutrition program and is on a quest for healthier foods to eat. So, the food around here has been getting a makeover, for sure.

The last few days I’ve been craving greasy, delicious, and cheesy burgers. Why? Who knows. However, the hub and I made a compromise – turkey burgers. I have to admit I was not that excited at first, but then I figured I could challenge myself to make it tasty. And I won the challenge!

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I used an Udi’s Gluten Free Classic Hamburger Bun, and my hub used lettuce to minimize the carb intake. Either way they turned out pretty delicious! We topped them with chiptole mayo, and served them up with homemade french fries.

I used:

1 lb ground chicken breast (you could use all turkey as well)

1.25 lbs ground turkey (93% lean)

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp each: onion powder, garlic powder, McCormick’s Garlic & Herb Seasoning 

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg

3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, diced (I used La Costena)

1 c chopped cilantro

Here we go:

1. Combine ingredients in a bowl, and mix thoroughly with your hands (I always wear gloves). It’ll look a little ugly, but don’t worry – it tastes good.

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2. Separate meat combo into eight (8) portions. Although I made roughly eight (8) 4-oz. patties, you can make them whatever size you’d like. I used pieces of parchment to keep them separated and uniform.

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3. Let them hang out in the fridge until you are ready to cook them.

4. Grill them until they are 165 degrees F all the way through. Remember, these aren’t juicy beef burgers that can be eaten nearly raw. They have to be cooked. I wasn’t paying much attention to the timing of them (sorry, folks, I was multitasking), but just keep an eye on them.

5. Serve them up with the toppings of your choice and enjoy!