Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dukan Jalapeno Cheddar Turkey Burgers

Jalapeno Cheddar Turkey Burgers
These were juicier than they look in this pic
We loved this recipe.

The male half of this couple doesn't get excited about food...he eats to live, not lives to eat :-)  Once in a great while when asked the question "what would you like me to make for dinner?", he will suggest something.  It's usually spicy salmon bowls or a pasta dish.  This past weekend the female half said "ground turkey's on sale, what kind of turkey burgers shall we have?" and without hesitation the male half said "how about jalapeno turkey burgers?".  Whoa, he had an opinion about what we'd be eating.  It really only happens 2-3 times per year!

That was it, we had to make jalapeno burgers.  We actually had a can of diced jalapenos for a while, so we were happy to finally use it.  We also had a little less than a 1/4 c. of fat free cheddar cheese from our Christmas Eve Baked Rigatoni (forgot to post the recipe).  The recipe turned into Jalapeno Cheddar Turkey burgers.  The female half decided to do another PP day (and probably a couple more this week to get lose her vacation weight), the male half ate his with some rice.

This was another quick and easy recipe.

Makes 8 burgers
Prep Time: 20 minutes or less
Cook Time: approximately 20-30 minutes (we have a small pan, cooked 2 patties at a time)

1 1/4 lb. ground turkey, as lean as you like
1 4oz. can of diced jalapenos, drained (ok to use fresh jalapenos also, approximately 2, with or without seeds depending on how much spice you want, we usually leave a few seeds in)
1/8 c. oat bran or less (we prefer less since it tends to dry the turkey out)
1 t. adobo seasoning
1 egg
fat free cheddar cheese, grated (we used approx. 1/2 T. in each burger, but you can use more or less)

Mix all ingredients together except the grated cheese.  Form eight balls of turkey.  Form a crater in each turkey ball, add the cheese in the crater and pinch the edges together forming a ball around the cheese.  (Reminds us of making dim sum).  Gently flatten your turkey balls into patties and pan fry or grill them.  We usually cook them for approximately 3-4 minutes on one side, flip them over and cook until the juices run clear.  Try not to overcook the burgers or they will dry out.  We used a little bit of nonstick spray also.

Enjoy...we sure did!


  1. These look super yummy! Will try these while home this week!

  2. Great! Have a great vacation and thank you for the curry stir fry recipe!