Thursday, June 16, 2011

Chipotle Turkey Burgers

This was another recipe I found while playing on my iPad on the long trip home from South Carolina. I'm always thinking about food and figured I would be productive and figure out what to make for the next week!

Cilantro is one of those things that I think people either love or hate. There's no "it's ok" when it comes to cilantro. Recently, this little herb has started to grow on me. I do like it in guac, though I won't put it in my own. Using as some what of a garnish, I can handle. That's exactly what it does in this case. Of course it adds flavor and a few leaves really enhanced this burger!

Recipe adapted from Epicurious


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 teaspoons minced chipotle in adobo 
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 tomatillo, husked, rinsed and sliced
  • 1/2 small avocado
  • cilantro sprigs 
  • whole wheat hamburger buns
  • Preheat grill to medium heat
  • Mix turkey, chipotle and garlic until combined. Form into patties (about 4). 
  • Place burgers on the grill, about 4 minutes. 
  • Turn over, and top with a slice of cheese. Close grill and cook about 2 minutes more, or until cooked through. 
  • Assemble burgers with tomatillo, avocado and cilantro.
I didn't even think this burger needed a "sauce". The original recipe suggest mayo, but not being a huge mayo fan I knew that wasn't going to happen. 

1 comment:

  1. I'm a firm believer that chipotle + anything = better thing. This, I imagine, would be no different. Yummmmmmmmmmm.