Thursday, August 13, 2009

CEiMB: Stuffed Turkey Burgers

This week's Craving Ellie in My Belly is from Peggy of Pantry Revisited. She chose for us to make the Stuffed Turkey Burgers from The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life by Ellie Krieger. This is a pretty simple recipe, in which the burger is stuffed with roasted red peppers and mozzarella cheese. I was in the mood for something a little spicier, so I decided to make some changes to the recipe to give it a southwest flavor.

Additions that I made to the ground turkey meat:
1 garlic clove, minced
1 1/2 teaspoons Goya Adobo with cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, minced
juice from 1/2 lime
3 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced

I also swapped out the roasted red peppers for some roasted Anaheim peppers from my garden, and used shredded colby jack cheese in place of the mozzarella. Instead of broiling or grilling, I sprayed a pan with non-stick spray and seared the burgers over medium-high heat for 5 minutes on each side, then I finished the burgers off in the oven for 10 minutes at 400 degrees. The burgers turned out nicely browned, juicy, and cooked all the way through.

These burgers were spicy and had a great flavor. I would definitely make these again. I topped mine with some baby spinach and a juicy tomato. This was a great summer dinner.


Pamela said...

Yum!! All of your additions and changes sound mouth-watering! And that picture looks terrific!

Ronan said...

This looks amazing. The pictures are as good as the recipes. Won't be able to make until next week though. :(

Anonymous said...

Great additions. I love the photo of the stacked burger. It makes it look just as delicious as it was.

Anonymous said...

You spiced those up nicely. They must have been delicious.

sara said...

I love the southwestern flavors of your burger, sounds so good, I could eat one right now.

Leslie said...

These sound so delicious with the changes you made that I think I'm going to have to make them again!

Melissa said...

These look wonderful!