Monday, March 3, 2014

Roasted Jalapeno Cheddar Turkey Burgers with BBQ Aioli

You can see by a few recent posts I've been on a burger kick.  It's weird, but I'm trying lots of delicious things, so I'm happy.  This was SO GOOD.  SO, so good!  I could eat this for dinner every night.  So many great flavors!

Roasted Jalapeno Cheddar Turkey Burgers with BBQ Aioli

2 jalapeno peppers
1 lb lean ground turkey
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 green onions, sliced
2 oz cheddar cheese, freshly grated
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tbsp olive oil
4 oz cheddar cheese, sliced
1 ripe tomato, sliced
4 lettuce leaves
4 buns

BBQ Aioli:
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 tbsp BBQ sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/8 tsp ground cumin

Preheat the broiler in your oven.  Place peppers on a baking sheet and set them directly under the broiler, turning them every minute or so until skin is completely black and charred.  Removed the peppers and immediately place them in a large resealable bag.  Let sit for 20 minutes.  After 20 minutes, take the peppers out and rub the skins off.  Slice off the tops and bottoms, then cut peppers down the middle, remove the seeds, and chop up the peppers.  WASH YOUR HANDS.  Add turkey, peppers, garlic, green onions, shredded cheddar, egg, panko, salt, pepper and paprika to a large bowl.  Gently mix until just combined and form into 4 equal sized patties.  Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil.  Add the patties and cook until brown on both sides, about 5 minutes per side.  Reduce the heat to low, top each burger with the sliced cheddar and cover.  Let sit for 1 minute until the cheese is melted.  Assemble the burgers with the buns, aioli, tomato slices and lettuce.

BBQ Aioli
Combine mayo, BBQ sauce, garlic, paprika and cumin in a food processor and blend until mixed.  With the processor on, pour in the olive oil until the mixture comes together.

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