Burgers on the Grill SOUTHWESTERN BURGER Makes 4 Burgers 8 slices turkey or regular bacon 1-1/2 lbs. ground turkey breast 2 cloves garlic, smashed 1/4 onion, finely chopped 2 t. dried thyme leaves 1 T. parsley 1/2 small red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped 2 t. ground cumin 2 t. grill seasoning blend (Montreal Steak Seasoning) Vegetable oil or olive oil for drizzling 1/2 lb. deli sliced pepperjack cheese
The most American way to celebrate the summer is by the grill with a burger, family and friends. Grilling and hamburgers seem to go hand-in-hand. Burgers can be plain or fancy, stuffed, fried or grilled, but however you make them, they are perfect for a weekend gathering. Burgers can be made with hamburger, ground turkey, lamb, chicken, shrimp or vegetables. Try to avoid using the leanest ground beef, though, as the incredible flavor is found in the fat. If you need to limit the fat, limit the number of burgers you eat. A fun way to entertain is to have a burger bar. Kids especially like to top their own burgers. Make sure you put out lots of topping choices, such as a variety of cheeses, mayos, mustards, raw and fried onions, pickles, roasted peppers, sliced tomatoes, relishes, peppers, avocados, etc. The add-ons are whatever you want, but especially things that are in season.
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June 2013 Tidewater Times