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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Green Chile Mushroom Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise



Fabulous Turkey Burgers - Really!









When I was growing up we had hamburgers every Friday night.  
It was a fast and easy meal for my mom to make for a family of seven. 
So I have continued our family tradition for Friday night burgers.



In an effort to have a healthier diet we do not always have beef hamburgers.  I know that turkey does not sound very appetizing but it is very low fat.  Turkey just needs flavor and moisture. So the green chilies and house seasoning are for the flavor and the mushrooms add the moisture to the burgers.  The chipotle mayonaisse gives it the final layer of flavor (It's smoky, sweet with a little heat) - It's fabulous!

This burger was the most moist, tasty turkey burger I have ever eaten.  


The Burger Players!



In a large bowl mix 1.25 pounds of ground turkey, 1 cup finely chopped mushroom, 4 ounce can chopped green chilies drained, 1 teaspoon my house seasoning. 
(Yes, my house seasoning.  If you want to try it, write me a comment.   
Leave me your email and I will send you a sample).



Combine all ingredients throughly.



Form into four burgers about 1/2 inch thick. 
(I froze 2 burgers for next time).



Spray skillet with cooking spray and heat over meduim heat.  
Add burgers and cook for 4 minutes on the first side.  



Flip and cook for 6 minutes on the othter side.  
Add Monterrey Jack cheese, cover and cook for an additional 2 minutes.  



Chipotle salsa and Mayo!
Even though they misspelled the word!  Chipolte.



Mix 1/3 cup mayo with 1 1/2 tablespoon of chipotle salsa.
(If your not a mayonaisse fan, use sour cream or yogurt).



Combine mayo mixture and set in refrigerator until ready to assemble burger.


Yummmmm.  See how moist this is, it just melts in your mouth.  
This has a little heat to it but it will not burn like raw peppers, it's a good smoky heat.  
The taste is just unbelievable.  Try it even if your not a turkey fan, try it on a beef burger.  
It's even great to dip for your fries!


Happy Eating!


The Recipe:

Green Chili Mushroom Turkey Burgers
With Chipotle Mayonnaise


1 cup sliced white mushroom, finely chopped
1.25 lbs ground turkey breast
4 ounce can of chopped green chilies
1 teaspoon my house seasoning salt
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

In a large bowl mix 1.25 pounds of ground turkey, 1 cup finely chopped mushroom, 4 ounce can chopped green chilies drained, 1 teaspoon house seasoning.   Form into four burgers.

Cook in a skillet sprayed with cooking spray over a medium low heat for 4 minutes on the first side and 6 minutes on second side.  Then add Monterrey Jack cheese, cover and cook for 2 minutes.  Then assemble with chilpotle mayo (recipe follows) on each side of the bun with a slice of tomato and lettuce.


Happy Eating!


Chipotle Mayonnaise

1/3 cup of mayonnaise
1 ½ tablespoon of chipotle salsa

In a small bowl mix above ingredients, keep cold until ready to assemble burgers.



1 comment:

momcat312 said...

I love ground turkey, especially burgers. This sounds very good & I can't wait to try it. I will put the ingredients on this weeks shopping list. One question: is Chipolte Salsa like Chipolte Peppers in Adobo sauce? Can I use them interchangably? I would also like the recipe for your house seasoning.
Again, thanks.
Linda Lydon
momcat312@aol.com

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