So the theme for last week was "live like it's freaking spring even though Mother Nature is refusing to cooperate". So we had a classic spring/summer bbq meal (burgers) gone clean. These were awesome because 1) the toppings were INSIDE aka nothing can fall off the burger when you go in for that first bite- really why didn't a messy eater like myself start doing this years ago? 2) It tasted like summer; 3) It had avocado; 4) It's clean (clean like clean eating and also clean like no mess because the toppings are inside). Sidenote: things "grilled" on the stovetop taste like summer to us because our awesome apartment complex closes the grilling area at like 5 pm- really who is even home by 5 pm to use the grill?? And why can't we have alcohol at the pool?
K anyway here it is, enjoy- and I'd love some ideas of what else to cook INSIDE of my burgers- let me know how you do stuffed burgers!
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
- 1 lb lean ground turkey, thawed ($3.99)
- 1 egg ($.10)
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese ($1.00)
- 1/2 avocado, diced ($.50)
- 1/4 large onion, minced ($.25)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder (we love garlic)
Using 2/3 of the raw seasoned turkey, form little turkey bowls and set on a plate. Evenly sprinkle the shredded cheese, avocado and onion on top of each "bowl". Make sure the avocado/mozzarella/onion are not on the edges of the patties so nothing oozes out in the cooking (can never be too careful with this stuff).
Using the other 1/3 of the turkey, form "lids" for your bowls and pinch the two sections (lid and bowl) of turkey together around the edges. DO NOT FORGET TO PINCH IT TOGETHER- again, you risk serious leakage during the cooking if you don't pinch it.
Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium high heat. Put the burgers into the frying pan and flatten out as much as possible using a spatula (without letting anything ooze out of the edges of course). Cook over medium-high heat for about 7-10 minutes or until edges start browning. Flip the burgers and let them finish cooking for about 10 minutes- or until there is NO pink left anywhere on the patties.
Serve with Udi's Rolls (click the link for a $1 coupon too), or over lettuce, sauteed onions, tomatoes...the possibilities are endless! I think next time I'm going to add jalapenos to the stuffing too?
What do YOU like on your burgers? I want more ideas for Clean (as in clean eating and clean to eat aka no mess) stuffings for my turkey burgers!
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