Friday, April 15, 2011

Bacon Cheddar Turkey Burgers

Bacon Cheddar Turkey Burgers
Serves: 4

OBJ: TCW be able to make healthy burgers by combing turkey meat, bacon, cheddar & spinach

1 package lean ground turkey meat (20 ounces)
2 C baby spinach
1 egg
½ C red bell pepper, diced
8 slices extra sharp cheddar cheese from block
4 slices bacon, cooked to a crisp
8 thin slices  tomato
4 ciabatta rolls
S &P, salt and pepper
Mayonnaise, optional

1.      In a large bowl, mix the turkey meat, egg, baby spinach, red pepper, about 1 tsp each of S & P well
2.      Divide the mixture into 4 equal amounts, shape into patties, pushing each center in a little
3.       Place patties on a plate. Then heat grill, indoor grill, or grill pan,  (indoor grill turn to high setting, other grills- medium flame) using olive oil to slightly grease grill to prevent sticking
4.      Cook burgers for 8 minutes on each side, covered on the grill or with foil for other grilling options, when there is 1 minute left on the second side, place 2 slices of cheddar on each burger to melt
5.      Make sure to check for doneness after a total of 16 minutes (cut open, meat should be white), place each burger on a bottom ½ of roll, top each burger with 1 broken up piece of bacon, 2 slices of tomato and top of ciabatta roll spread with mayo, if using
6.      Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. love the new picture!!!!! so chefish!!!! made your crab cakes, the were fabulous..... next ... the turkey burgers...