What’s for Dinner | Turkey Burgers

Turkey burgers have been a favorite of mine for quite some time since I grew up with a mom who made them for me!

I haven’t ever used a recipe but decided one night I wanted to spice them up a little and I ran into this recipe from Rachael Ray. They turned out delicious. A little on the spicy side, so go easy with that chili powder unless you want to be breathing fire:)

Another quick, easy meal my husband and I are big fans of.

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Cheddar-Studded Turkey Burgers

Makes about 4 patties

What you’ll need…

  • About a pound of ground turkey breast
  • 1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 pound sharp cheddar cheese, diced into 1/4-inch chunks
  • 1 rounded tablespoon chili powder (or a little less!)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 jalapeño or serrano pepper, seeded and finely chopped (I opted to skip as I didn’t have any)
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus some for drizzling
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (optional)
  • A handful of cilantro leaves, chopped (optional)

Chop and dice the onion, cheddar cheese, pepper, garlic and cilantro.

Pre-heat a large nonstick skillet, indoor grill pan or tabletop grill to medium-high heat.

Combine the ground turkey, onion, cheddar cheese, chili powder, ground cumin, jalapeño or serrano pepper, garlic, salt and pepper in a medium size bowl and mix everything together with your hands. Score the meat with the side of your hand to separate into four equal amounts. Form the mixture into four large patties no more than one inch thick.

Drizzle a bit of olive oil on the patties and place them in a hot pan with a spatula and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until the turkey is cooked through.

*Optional* For the cilantro cream, combine the sour cream and chopped cilantro, salt and pepper in a small bowl.

Serve the Cheddar-Studded Turkey Burgers topped with a little of the cilantro cream if you’d like!

Sweet Tooth | Balsamic Blueberries Dessert

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We were over at our good friends’ house, having just eaten a delicious meal and were playing a fun round of  the board game “Ticket to Ride,” when it was suddenly time for dessert. Our friend pulled out a lovely dish from her oven containing saucy blueberries and proceeded to serve it up with vanilla ice cream. We were stunned to find out the dessert we had been smelling was blueberries cooked with BALSALMIC VINEGAR! You may think this sounds a little strange or off-putting…. well, you have to give it a try before you can judge.

We licked our bowls clean and helped ourselves to seconds. It was delicious!!

Of course when I had the chance to use the recipe myself I tried recreating it. Mine came out smelling a bit too strong of vinegar…. and I found out the other day why! I must have let the vinager boil, which, according to America’s Test Kitchen only enhances the pungent vinegar taste/smell. So make sure to just simmer the balsamic when you’re cooking the blueberries 🙂

You’ll find the recipe here from Epicurious… they combine peaches with the blueberries which I’m sure must be delicious but it’s great with blueberries alone too. It is hands down one of the simplest/quickest desserts to make and sure to be loved by all! I would say it even might be healthy, too. 🙂 I hope you enjoy as much as we did!