Tuesday, June 7, 2011

....is Turkey Burgers

This was my recipe for Monday Night Dinner, and I forgot to take pictures! You'll just have to trust that it's amazing.

Open-Face Turkey Burgers with Goat Cheese on Molasses BBQ-Soaked Ciabatta 

1- 1/3 pounds all-white-meat ground turkey breast (about 1 package)
1 Packages of Goat Cheese
3 Scallions (Green Onions)
1/4 Bunch of Cilantro, Finely Chopped
1 Tbsp Ground Cumin
Salt and Pepper
2 Limes, Zest and Juiced
5 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Red Onion, Half Thinly Sliced and Half Chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, Finely Diced
1/4 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
3 Tbsp Molasses
1 Cans Fire-Roasted Tomatoes (15 ounces)
Spinach, Coarsely Chopped
1/4 Cucumber, Chopped
Ciabatta Bread

(Recipe from RR. Edited and finagled with JH.)

In a medium size bowl, combine the Ground Turkey, Scallions, Cilantro, Cumin, Salt, Pepper, Zest of 1 Lime and one Tbsp of Olive Oil. Score the meat into four equal parts and then form four 1 1/2-inch thick patties. Place a small chunk of Goat Cheese in the middle of each patty. Drizzle with Olive Oil and place on the grill for 6-7 minutes per side, or until cooked through.

While the burgers are cooking, make the Molasses Barbecue Sauce: In  a medium size sauce pot over medium-high heat and add 2 Tbsp of Olive Oil. Add the Chopped Red Onion and Garlic and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until Onion becomes slightly tender. Add the Vinegar and Molasses, cook for another minute, then add the tomatoes. Bring up to a light bubble and cook for 10-15 minutes. 

While the Burgers and Sauce are cooking, place the Chopped Spinach, Cucumber, Sliced Red Onion, the remaining Lime Zest and the Lime Juice in a bowl. Add 2 Tbsp of Olive Oil, season with salt and pepper and toss to combine. 

Toast the Ciabatta on the Grill or Grill Pan on both sides. To serve, place a piece of Toasted Bread on a plate and top with a couple spoonfuls of the molasses barbecue sauce. Place the Salad on top of that and then finish it off with the Turkey Burger.

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