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Spicy Chipotle Turkey Burgers

Photo by: Joseph DeLeo
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Recipe

Wrinkled and dark brown in color, canned chipotles are readily available in adobo sauce: a thick liquid of tomato, vinegar and spice. They are surprisingly versatile and impart a smoky sweet and warm flavor.

Yield: MAKES 4 BURGERS

Ingredients

  • 1¼ to 1½ pounds ground turkey (1 package)
  • 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 canned chipotle chiles in adobo, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 to ¼ teaspoon cayenne (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Place the turkey, garlic, chipotles, oregano, mustard, chili powder, cumin and cayenne, if desired, in a bowl and, using your hands, mix until the ingredients are evenly incorporated.

Place the mixture on a work surface and divide into 4 balls of equal size. Form each into a patty about ¾ to 1 inch thick, tossing it back and forth between your hands. Handle the patties as little as possible; do not work more than necessary.

Prepare a grill to medium-high. When the coals are glowing red, after 15 to 20 minutes, cover with the grate. After 5 minutes, use a wire brush to thoroughly clean the grate. Brush the grate with oil. When the coals are covered with pale gray ash and you can leave your hand 5 inches above the fire for 2 to 3 seconds, the coals are ready.

Sprinkle both sides of the burgers with the salt and pepper. Place the burgers on the grate and grill until well seared on both sides, about 5 minutes for medium rare or 6 minutes for medium. Transfer to buns or a serving platter and serve immediately.

Alternatively, place a cast iron skillet over high heat and when it is hot but not smoking add the burgers to the dry pan. Cook until well seared on both sides, 8 to 10 minutes for medium rare or 10 to 12 minutes for medium.


© 2008 Sally Sampson
 

Nutritional Information

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information is based on using 1 1/4lb of ground turkey and does not include buns.

220kcal (11%)
37mg (4%)
2mg (3%)
14mcg RAE (0%)
387mg
33mg
25g
0g
1g
2g
112mg (37%)
738mg (31%)
3g (16%)
12g (19%)
2mg (14%)
 

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