Surely, you all remember how Beth read This Is Why You’re Fat and if you recall Jackie Warner includes a section of recipes in her book. She really sets you up for success with breakfast, lunch, dinner and side recipes all courtesy of Sunfare. Well, when Beth got to the recipe section sticky tabs were pulled out and put on recipes that especially caught her eye – one being Jalapeno Cheese Turkey Burgers. Definitely a sucker for any recipe that includes jalapenos!
This recipe is pretty easy to make and shouldn’t take much time at all to prepare!
5 ounces ground turkey
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
Garlic to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
1 ounce jack cheese, shredded
You might have noticed from the ingredients that you are only using 5 ounces of ground turkey meat and if you are like me and buy the Jenni-O turkey then that’s 20 ounces of turkey meat. Well, if you’re also like me you’ll just make the whole package of turkey meat instead of simply making one serving. So plan accordingly to quadruple the rest of the ingredients.
First you will want to combine the ground turkey, chopped parsley and garlic in a mixing bowl. Salt and pepper to taste. Then mix your jalapenos and jack cheese together and set aside.
The first time I made this I didn’t fully read the jalapeno and jack cheese part where you set it aside so I mixed it in with the turkey meat. If you want to do this it’ll turn out great that way too! I think I actually prefer it that way, but from here I’ll carry on with the regular instructions.
Portion out two patties (remember this is originally from only 5 ounces of turkey meat so if you are using 20 ounces then you should be portioning out 8 patties total). In the middle of each patty make an indentation and stuff the cheese/jalapeno mixture in there. Then grill your turkey burgers!
Maybe you are reading this recipe and it sounds good you definitely want to make it, BUT you don’t have a grill – yah, neither do I! So what did I do? Well, just like my mom use to do when she made us meat patties in the oven. Turned the oven on to 350 degrees and stuck the patties in there. Sorry, I am not sure how long I left them in there, but I do know I checked on them at least 5 times. 🙂 But the key to a good oven meat patty is for the last 3-5 minutes turn the broiler on, move your oven rack up to the very top and let those patties cook up there.
A fabulous meal and they reheat well too should you make the whole package of turkey meat for meals later in the week! Also, I might add if you buy a whole thing of parsley to chop up then maybe also plan on making the Mini Ham & Cheese Quinoa Cups since it calls for parsley as well! 🙂
What’s your favorite way to make turkey burgers? Do you have a special ingredient that you always use?