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Low Fat Turkey Burger Stuffed with Cream Cheese
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lean ground turkey, freshly ground
paprika, hot or mild, your choice
black pepper, freshly ground
cocoa powder, unsweetened
apple cider vinegar
olive oil, extra virgin, divided
scallions, finely chopped
white button mushrooms, finely chopped
low-fat cream cheese
cayenne pepper, or to taste
low-fat mayonnaise, or veggie-naise
limejuice, freshly squeezed
adobo sauce, or to taste
kosher salt, or to taste
1Combine the ingredients for the filling (minus the tomato slice), and set aside.
2Combine the ingredients for the dressing, and set aside.
3Place 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat.
4Add the scallions, and mushrooms, and then sauté until soft, about 4 to 6 minutes. Do not let them burn.
5Remove pan from heat and allow to completely cool.
6Combine all the ingredients for the burger into a small bowl.
7Chef’s Note: When adding the scallion/mushroom mixture, include the olive oil from the pan.
8Very gently mix the ingredients until fully combined.
9Chef’s Note: The more you mix the ingredients the tougher the burger will be, so be careful.
10Take half of the mixture and form into a patty, about 4 inches in diameter, and 1/2 inch thick.
11Chef’s Tip: If presentation is important to you, then you might want to form the patty using an egg ring or large salad ring. Remember, we eat first with our eyes.
12Spread the cream cheese over the top of the patty, but leave a 1/2-inch border all round.
13Add the slice of tomato.
14Cover with the remainder of the turkey mixture, and press to seal.
15Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 375f (190c).
16Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to an ovenproof sauté pan over medium heat.
17When the pan is heated, add the burger, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned.
18Gently flip and cook for an additional 3 to 4 minutes.
19Finish the burger, by placing the pan in the preheated oven for an additional 8 to 10 minutes.
20Chef’s Note: The internal temperature of the burger should be 165f (74c).
21Place the bib lettuce on a plate, place the burger on top, and garnish with the dressing.
You might want to add a side of sweet potato fries:
22Keep the faith, and keep cooking.
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Posted: Sun, Feb 2, 2014