You guys. I’m starting to think burgers was just as good an idea as tacos. And I’m only two burgers in. I know, right? Just like tacos, burgers seem to be the perfect weeknight, throw together meal. I mean, sure… burgers can get complicated. But these latest are anything but.
Since ground turkey is the perfect vehicle for burger flavor, I think there will be many variations on the turkey burger within the 20. This one, the Jalapeño Ranch Turkey Burger, happened because I had a jalapeño and we were in the mood for something a little spicy. (I would totally add more peppers to this in the future.)
For the burgers I took half a pound of ground turkey and mixed it with a diced jalapeño and half a packet of dry ranch seasoning. They cooked for about 6-7 minutes per side in a sizzling hot frying pan. And they were delicious. I topped mine with a little ranch dressing and some pepper jack. (Not the healthiest burger, but definitely delicious.) I also whipped up a quick black bean salad with corn, salsa and cumin as a little side dish.
(Here’s my recipe… but I am no professional cook, so maybe some googling will give you a more solid recipe!)
1/2 lb ground turkey
1/2 packet Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning
1 jalapeño, diced
pepper jack cheese
Mix, but don’t overmix, all the ingredients together. Form two patties and put a dent in the middle with your thumb. In a well-oiled skillet, over medium-high heat. cook the burgers 6-7 minutes on each side. Turn heat off, top with cheese, if desired, and cover for one minute or until melted. Serve on your favorite bun (ours our Udi’s Gluten Free Buns.)
BLACK BEAN SALAD
1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
1/3 cup white corn
3 overflowing tablespoons of salsa
2 tsp cumin
In warm skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add all ingredients, stir well. Cook until beans are warmed through.