Monday, July 30, 2012

Poblano & Cream Cheese Turkey Burgers

I never thought I would like turkey burgers as much as I like beef burgers but slowly it is becoming the case. Make it a stuffed turkey burger and I'm excited. Tell me its stuffed with cream cheese and poblanos and I'm practically jumping off my chair in excitement.

Poblano peppers are awesome. They provide a nice spicy kick that a bell pepper is missing but don't pack the heat punch of a jalapeno. In my humble cooking opinion, poblanos are one of the best peppers to cook with if you're cooking for a crowd with mixed tastes.



Poblano and Cream Cheese Stuffed Turkey Burgers
Barely Adapted from: The Boys Made Me Do It, adapted from Becoming Pigzilla
Servings: 4 burgers
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Ingredients:
    • 1 lb. ground turkey
    • 1 poblano pepper, diced
    • 1/2 sweet onion, diced
    • 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs 
    • 4 oz. light cream cheese, softened
    • 4 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce   
    • salt and pepper
Directions:
1. Combine the turkey, pepper, onion, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper together in a large bowl. Form into 4 large balls and make a large indent in the patty with your thumb.
2. Add 1 tablespoon of the cream cheese to the indent and mold the patty around the cheese. Repeat with remaining burgers.
3. Cook burgers on the grill for 7-10 minutes or until cooked through.

Because I'm a cheese addict and I wanted to increase the heat just a little bit, I served these burgers with a spicy white queso sauce, lettuce and tomato only on a grilled bun. While I had a little bit of trouble getting the burgers to hold together while cooking, the taste more than makes up for the messiness or picture. 

1 comment:

  1. Glad to hear you enjoyed the burgers! I'll have to try them with poblanos sometime - but I really like the heat of the jalapeno. Too bad you had trouble keeping them together, but it doesn't sound like you lost any delicious flavor :)

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