Memories... Like Mom Made!

Memories... Like Mom Made!
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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Hot Wing Burgers

Tonight's meal was SO good! It was a welcomed change from plain, boring hamburgers, and a much healthier change too! We had Hot Wing Burgers made from ground turkey and coated in hot sauce, topped with cheddar and blue cheese.

Here's how to do it:

Take about 5 or 6 baby carrots (or a couple regular sized ones if you have them) and shred them in your processor. Shred a rib of celery and a half an onion too.

Toss this in a skillet with some EVOO and cook on medium until soft. Throw some garlic in there too, being careful not to burn.

Put all this in a bowl and let cool, then mix in 1 pound or so ground turkey, and a bunch of dill.

Mix up with your hands and form into four good sized burger patties.

Put back into the pan you cooked your veggies in along with a good glug of olive oil. Cook for about 6 minutes on each side until firm and when patties have good color. Remove to a plate and melt 2 Tbsp butter in the pan, then add a bunch of hot sauce. Like 1/4 c, or if you are like me, add the rest of the bottle that was hanging out in your fridge.

Once it gets well mixed, carefully add your burgers back to the mix and coat gently on both sides with sauce. Then top with thick slices of sharp cheddar cheese and a little mound of blue cheese.

I put the blue cheese on top of the cheddar, but I realize in hindsight that it may have been smarter to top the blue cheese with the cheddar to keep it all contained.

Turn the heat off of the pan and cover it with a lid or foil and let it sit until cheese melts.

Toast some earth grain whole wheat thin bun things (I love those things!) or whatever you want to serve it on. I sprayed mine with Pam and then broiled in the oven for about 2-3 minutes.. They came out so perfectly toasted.

Top each bottom bun with lettuce, avocado, pickles, and any condiments you desire, (blue cheese dressing would be yummy) then a patty and the other bun.


This is the outfit I wore yesterday.. I was feeling the breezy hippie vibe...

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