I know, I know – it’s been a long while! But, I’ve been cooking a lot lately and things are going on in my life and I’ve decided to write again, at least sporadically. =)
Today, I’m sharing a recipe I just tried and loved!
Southwestern Chicken Burgers
- 1 1/2 lbs ground chicken (you could use turkey if you like)
- 1/2 c finely chopped onion
- 1/4 c finely chopped cilantro
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp chopped jalapeno
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/3 c finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
Mix everything in a bowl until evenly distributed, but don’t overwork the mixture. Wet your hands and make patties with the mixture (it’s really sticky!). Grill burgers over medium heat until cooked through (aprox. 5-7 min. per side). I ended up with 6 burgers. Serve with toppings of your choice. Would be great with: salsa, guacamole, sour cream, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.
I served on a bed of baby spinach and topped with sour cream, fresh guacamole and some green onions. It was so yummy, I didn’t even miss the bun! Enjoy!