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Friday, March 5, 2010

Turkey Melts

I started to eat burgers at Fuddruckers last year while I was pregnant and it was part of my cravings too. And now I am totally in love with them. For a while I had been wanting to make them at home, but wasn't very sure about how successful I could be with the attempt. Thought of making it with ground turkey and there it was a flavorful burger which all three of us enjoyed.


For the burger:
Ground turkey - 1 lb
Shallots - 1 big or two small finely chopped
Green chilies - 2 finely chopped
Paprika/cayenne pepper - 1/2 tsp (as much as you need)
Salt to taste
Pepper powder - a little
Egg - 1
Oregano - i used dry oregano, its optional
Lemon juice - a few drops

Mix all the above together and put it back in the fridge for a couple of hours to set.
Make sure that the mix is at room temperature before you start making them.

Heat a skillet and just rub it with oil. In the mean time, preheat the oven at 400 degrees (broiler).
Divide the mix into equal portions and then place it on the hot skillet, after two minutes turn it and leave it for another two minutes.
Now place them on the bottom half of the bun and place it in a baking tray, followed by a slice of cheese on top and put in the oven for two to three minutes. Remove them from the oven and allow it to rest for a couple of minutes before you are ready to serve them. If you don't like them well done, you remove them once the cheese melts. Putting it in the broiler setting, will ensure that the burger doesn't become dry and stays juicy and tasty!

Hamburger buns
Lettuce leaf - seperate the leaves and put them in ice cold water with a few drops of vinegar (helps to maintain the crunch)
White onion - sliced in circles
Tomato slices
Pepper jack cheese or any cheese that you like

For the sweet chili sauce:
Chili garlic paste - 4 tbspn
Hot sauce - a few drops
White vinegar a few drops
Ketchup - 3 tbsp
Honey - 2 tbsp

Mix it all together and set it aside. You can add more or less spicy as per your need.

To plate it - on top of the melted cheese spread the sweet chili sauce, then place a couple of lettuce leaves, a slice of onion, tomato, a little mustard (if you need) and place the top bun on top and serve.
A juicy and tasty burger is ready and you will wanna make it more often at home that go to a burger joint to have it


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Gulmohar said...

The burgers look so perfect and professional..very beautiful clicks too..great job !

meeso said...

That looks great! Delicious!

Aartee said...

thank you guys..

Valarmathi said...

Burger looks yummy and tempting.

Chow and Chatter said...

thanks so much for stopping by my blog oh these look delicious Rebecca

Malar Gandhi said...

That is a wonderful burger...home made sounds so healthy to me:)

Peanutts said...

Hi,! Nice to meet you, thanks for stopping by that burger looks very inviting.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

What a delicious burger with green chile and cheese! They look awesome!