Friday, May 21, 2010

Chipotle Turkey Burgers

These are amazing!! Great alternative to greasy hamburgers. Serve with roasted potato fries.

1-1/4 lbs. ground turkey breast
1 shallot, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 Tbsp. cilantro, minced
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
4 slices of smoked cheddar
1 small red onion, sliced into 1/4-inch thick rings
1 large tomato, sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds
1 c. baby spinach or romaine lettuce
1/4 c. chipotle “ketchup” (recipe below)
Dijon mustard
4 hamburger buns (I use whole-wheat), split open

*Prepare the grill/skillet. Combine the turkey, shallot, garlic and cilantro, mixing gently with your hands (take care not to overwork). Score the meat into four equal portions and shape the portions into patties (make the patties slightly larger than the surface area of your buns). Sprinkle both sides of the patties with the salt and pepper.

*Grill the turkey burgers for 5 to 8 minutes per side, or until cooked through. When the burgers are almost done grilling, place a slice of cheese on top of each patty (the cheese will melt as the burgers finish grilling). Also place the buns, cut sides down, on the grill to toast; remove when lightly browned. Serve the grilled patties and toasted buns along with the remaining fixings.

Chiptole “Ketchup”
1 chipotle pepper (canned in adobo sauce), minced
1 Tbsp. adobo sauce (from the canned chipotles)
2 Tbsp. sour cream or Greek yogurt
juice of one lime
salt, to taste

*Whisk together the chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, sour cream and lime juice in a small bowl. Add salt to taste.