Wednesday, August 12, 2009

CEiMB - Stuffed Turkey Burgers

It was MY pick this week in our Craving Ellie in My Belly group! Woo hoo! I tried to think of something that might work for everyone! I ended up choosing Ellie's Stuffed Turkey Burgers. I'm leaving for Italy soon and time was a huge consideration.

These were so easy to prepare and a delicious meal you could fix anytime, weekend or middle of the week. First you make thin patties of ground turkey and you top with shredded mozzarella and roasted red peppers.

Then you top with another thin patty of turkey breast and crimp the two together around the edges and add salt and freshly ground pepper.

Then you sit back and enjoy a budlight with lime while you grill them. Foam, foam, go away!!

We probably overgrilled ours a bit which made them a little on the dry side. Still, very delicious!

I really hope everyone who made these enjoyed them as much as we did. And for those of you who haven't tried them yet, do. They are healthy and a fast dinner fix! I served with a tomato slice, red leafed lettuce, on a sesame bun. But there are endless possibilities with these. Next time I will add a little grated carrot and maybe use monterey jack cheese for a little more pep. With school right around the corner, you could not ask for an easier meal.

Stuffed Turkey Burgers

1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey breast
1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/4 teaspoons salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Divide turkey into 4 equal sized rounds. Make 2 equal sized patties out of each round so you have 8 patties total. Sprinkle 4 of the patties with 2 tablespoons red peppers and cheese, and top with remaining patties, working the turkey around the edges to seal burgers closed. Season with salt and a few grinds of pepper. Grill or broil until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.


Jessica said...

I loved these turkey burgers! They were so good; thanks for the great pick, Peggy.

Cathy said...

Such a great pick, Peggy - so easy, and we loved them!

Mary Ann said...

Great pick! My family loved them so much. Yours look delish!

Kayte said...

Thanks for picking these as I have never worked with ground turkey before, so it was all new and something that we loved...I will be on the lookout for more ground turkey opportunities. Great post and photos!

Anonymous said...

Great pick. We really enjoyed the burgers and it was a recipe that didn't require too much tweaking.

amanda said...

Great pick! My husband, who normally hates ground turkey, wouldn't stop talking about them! Thanks for hosting!

Sara said...

Super recipe pick. Sometimes the simplest things end up being the best. And I am all for easy dinners, I love that I can make a bunch of these and freeze them.


Pamela said...

Thank you for a delicious pick! I'm always looking for new turkey burger ideas, and this one is a keeper!

Jenn H (formerly TourGuideJenn) said...

Thanks for picking these! I needed an easy pick this week - the fact that they were delicious was a extra bonus! Hope you have a great time on your trip!

Alyssa said...

Great pick this week!! Unfortunately I wasn't able to make them, but I did make them a couple months back and they were fab!

Jen said...

I just realized I forgot to comment on your blog yesterday (nevermind that I was busy working!) ;) So, being that I am now in bloggie world detention, here I am to comment!
Thanks for picking these burgers this week. They were fabulous and I will definitely be making them again!

Have a great trip to Italia! :) We will miss you while you are gone.
oh, and I am amazed you got Chan to sit through Confessions of a Shopaholic!

Amy I. said...

Peggy, thanks for hosting this week! My husband adored them, though I made some poor choices that made it not my favorite. I will definitely try again though, since ground turkey is a staple in our house. Have an amazing time in Italy, I'm so jealous!!

Lauryn said...

Thanks for a great pick this week! These were awesome!! have a blast in Italy!!! SO JEALOUS!!

AmyRuth said...

Oh yes....send it!!! I know, you're not home. BOO! No matter. Just the kind of summertime meal for my group of gym rats. hehe Congrats on such a great pick. It must be fun to pick....maybe someday I'll get to pick too. Your burger photos are really good.
Thanks for stopping by

Di said...

Those look really great! I bet they would be good with all sorts of things in the middle. I'm thinking mushrooms in place of the red pepper would be really good.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for such a great pick; these were delicious! I will definitely be making these over and over and over again :)