This recipe packs a wonderful smokey heat from the chipotle peppers, chili powder and cayenne. The cilantro, red onion, and cheddar cheese complement they smokey flavors quite well. So well, in fact, that I decided to skip any of the burger toppings suggested in the original recipe. These are definitely a favorite in our house and I can't wait to make them again!
Chili Turkey Burgers
Source: Adapted from George Stella
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1/3 cup shredded sharp Cheddar
- 2 dried chipotle peppers, reconstituted by steeping in boiling water until soft (5-10 minutes), chopped
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/3 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- pinch black pepper
- pinch cayenne pepper
- 1 large egg white, whisked
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Mix all the ingredients together with your hands, in a bowl. Divide the meat mixture into 4 equal-sized patties.
Heat the a large skillet over medium-high heat, spray with cooking spray or olive oil. Cook the burgers, turning once, until lightly browned and cooked through, about 7 minutes per side.(A instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the thickest burger should read at least 165 degrees F.) Serve on whole wheat buns.