Quick Stuffed Cheesy Jalapeño Turkey Burger
Ingredients for 4 burger patties
- 1 lb 93% ground turkey
- 1 jalapeno, chopped and partial seeds removed for spiciness
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning (from a taco seasoning packet)
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (or more/less to taste)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 41g cheese OR 2 sticks of strong cheese (I used cheddar & mozzarella swirl string cheese)
- Burger Garnish
- whole wheat bun OR Romaine lettuce leaves
- mayo OR fresh avocado
Fire up your grill!
In a bowl, mix together turkey, seasoning and chopped jalapeño. Evenly divide the meat into 4 large balls and set aside.
Slice each piece of string cheese down the middle, and then in half. This should create 4 pieces of cheese for every stick of string cheese, so 8 pieces total.
Take one of the balls of meat and divide it in half. Form a patty in your hand, then place 2 of the chopped pieces of string cheese in the center of the patty and cover it up using the remaining meat. Repeat.
Place the patties on the grill and cook for about 10 – 12 minutes, flipping them halfway through. The meat should be brown and there should be NO visible pink pieces. (Note: you can also cook these on a nonstick skillet using a little spray olive oil.)
Build and garnish your burger and enjoy!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Hey, I'm Kevin
My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.
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