Thursday, July 1, 2010

Under the Wire with The Dish!

I tossed and turned. My brain was all tingly with excitement for the vast array of possibilities. A burger recipe. That is what we were charged with conceptualizing for The Dish! in June and immediately I realized it would be no easy task. There are so many different types of burgers it was going to take some serious crafting to come up with the perfect one.

I toyed around with the idea of a meatless burger because the veggie burgers they sell in the store are not only processed but always seem to have mushrooms. I figured “If you want something done right, do it yourself”. Unfortunately my limited brain capacity for cooking didn’t really allow a good filter and I never came up with anything (yet, I swear it will happen one day!)

Instead Matt was the one to cook up some ground turkey burgers by adding a whole bunch of spices and some home grown basil to make one super tasty treat! We cooked them on our George Foreman grill and although we didn’t have sliced cheese, Matt improvised and pulled some string cheese for his own unique take on a cheese burger.

So here’s Uncle Matty’s Spicy Chipotle Turkey Burgers

1 lb ground turkey (85/15 fat)
¼ tsp ground chipotle spice
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp ground black pepper
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Mix it up well and grill to your desired level of done-ness. We like just medium so did 12 minutes on the Foreman Grill. We ate them on light wheat buns; top with your favorite condiments.

Now Matt also mixed up ½ tsp chipotle, ¾ tsp sea salt, ½ tsp garlic powder and 1/8 tsp ground black pepper to sprinkle over our fries on the side. He baked for about 20 minutes on 400.

The meal was spicy but not “mouth on fire oh no I might pass out” hot which was just perfect on the cool night we ate these.

Now are you a burger person like we are? If you are and you write about it then submit your link to The Dish! by July 5, 2010 and you could win a $60 CSN Stores gift certificate to spend however you want.

Um, score!

Seriously, we all know burgers of some sort will probably be involved in our meal plan this upcoming weekend so why not snap a photo of it & toss a post up on your blog? You might just win the GC but even if you don’t win that you score anyway because you got an awesome burger out of it!


ginger said...

you ROCK! Awesome post and I love the knew look! Those burgers look tasty turkey burgers, yum!
I have a question though; how is it that you can eat a turkey burger done medium? I thought they always had to be well done because they're poultry?

Bridgete said...

I was gonna ask the same thing as Ginger. Aside from that...sounds delish!

Haha, and on the subject of what Ginger and I are wondering...the WV is "ickai".

Bridgete said...

Oh, also! Sunday is the 4th! Let's figure out a time to meet up near my fireworks spot! Easiest place to meet is somewhere in Kenmore Square, and I think if we're settled in by 7 we should get a good spot. But we can always meet up before and spread out a picnic or something. Let me know! =)

Jenn Flynn-Shon said...

Thanks ladies! I don't mean they're pink in the middle or anything like that, more that they aren't crispy on the outside & still a little bit juicy on the inside. When we cook them to "well" it totally dries out the meat and that is definitely ickai lol.

So Bridgete my friend from TX is back in town & hoping to do fireworks too, where's the spot? We might all try to hook up there. Just email me!

Suldog said...

When we make burgers at home, we often cook turkey burgers. Haven't done this exact mix before, so will have to try it (especially since we also have the requisite George Foreman!)

Rosebud Collection said...

This sounds very tasty..will have to try it..