Posts Tagged With: Ground Turkey

Mediterranean Turkey Burgers

So I MISSED Memorial Day.  I didn’t miss it in the sense that I lost track of time and completely forgot about it – no, I missed it in the sense that I had 4.5 days from work and got totally lost in my vacation bliss.  Seriously, we spent most of the weekend outdoors and grilling out for dinner EVERY night (that was the only must in our daily agendas).  It.  Was.  Wonderful.

So, I didn’t get this to you in time for Memorial Day Weekend festivities, but its okay, because SUMMER JUST STARTED! Hip, hip hooray!  Keep those grills hot, my friends – I’ve got lots of grilling recipes for you this summer!  This one is excellent and a healthier alternative to beef burgers this summer.  The light and fresh Mediterranean flavors are awesome for summer – serve with a glass of Sauvigon Blanc and some Grilled Greek Potatoes (coming soon).

Anywhosers, I had some leftover baba ganoush and decided we needed something else to eat it with besides Naan (don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Naan, but I probably shouldn’t make a meal out of it multiple days in a row).  These were awesome and the baba complimented the flavors of the burger perfectly – I mean, I did design it that way so I’m glad it worked!

So spice up your summer cookout and make you some Mediterranean Turkey Burgers…STAT!  Enjoy!

  • 1 lb. lean, ground turkey
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 3.5 oz. crumbled, soft goat cheese
  • Juice of one lemon
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp. ground oregano
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • ½ c. fresh baba ganoush
  • Naan
  • Lettuce leaves, optional

Under the broiler, roast the red pepper until charred.  When cool enough to handle, remove skins, julienne and set aside.

In a large bowl combine goat cheese with lemon juice, salt, cumin, oregano, thyme, onion powder, and garlic.  Add in ground turkey and mix well.  Divide into four even patties and allow to sit in the fridge 15 minutes before grilling over medium heat until cooked thoroughly.

To serve, spread baba ganoush on naan, top with lettuce, burger, roasted red peppers, and an additional piece of naan.  Serve immediately.

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Baby, its Cold Outside! Chili with Chipotle & Chocolate

We are on the hunt for an awesome chili recipe – we’re getting closer, but still haven’t found one that’s just right.  I don’t know quite what we’re even looking for at this point, but we will continue trying recipes until we find it (its a tough job, but someone has to do it!).

We’ve made one with steak and chorizo and we also like my mom’s white chicken chili.  This week’s chili has chocolate in it.  Yes, I typed that correctly: chocolate.

While this chili still didn’t have what we were looking for (I really wish I knew what we wanted), it was still delicious and was pretty healthy since it used ground turkey instead of beef – you really can’t tell the difference!  The chocolate lends a really earthy taste to this soup and really feels right at home here.

On a side note, if you’ve got a chili recipe you think we’d enjoy, send it my way!  We love trying new ones!

Enjoy!

  • 2 c. diced onion (about 1 large)
  • 1 c. chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 1/4 lbs. ground turkey breast
  • 3 TBS brown sugar
  • 2 TBS ancho chile powder
  • 1 TBS unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 (14.5-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium beef broth
  • 2 chipotle chiles, canned in adobo sauce, minced
  • 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 4 oz. goat cheese, crumbled

Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, and turkey to pan; sauté 8 minutes or until turkey is browned and vegetables are tender. Add sugar and next 9 ingredients (through chipotle) to pan, stirring to blend; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Add chocolate, stirring to melt.  Top with goat cheese crumbles.

Adapted from Cooking Light

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