JALAPEÑO CHEDDAR BURGERS (TURKEY OR BEEF)

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INGREDIENTS
  • 28 oz lean turkey or beef (not extra lean)
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced onion
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2 oz . shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper , diced (seeds removed if you prefer less spice)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Rolls & Toppings as desired
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat grill to medium or oven to broil on high.
  2. In a small bowl combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic powder and diced jalapeno.
  3. Combine meat, salt & pepper and minced onion. Divide meat into 4 even pieces (7oz each). Take 1/4 of the cream cheese mixture and flatten it into a pancake shape. Wrap beef or turkey around the cheese ensuring the cheese mixture is completely covered. Brush each burger with a little bit of olive oil.
TO GRILL
  1. Grill burgers over medium heat for 6-7 minutes on each side or until completely cooked. (Turkey should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees and beef should reach 160 degrees F.)

TO BROIL
  1. Place burgers on a foil covered pan approximately 6″ from the broiler. Broil 5-6 minutes on each side or until completely cooked. (Turkey should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees and beef should reach 160 degrees F.)

RECIPE NOTES

Nutritional information calculated without rolls.

Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

APPROXIMATE NUTRITION INFORMATION

Calories: 413, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 153mg, Sodium: 266mg, Potassium: 720mg, Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 46g, Vitamin A: 7.5%, Vitamin C: 5.5%, Calcium: 13.4%, Iron: 27.1%

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