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Cajun Burgers

 Cajun Burgers
Meet the Cook: My family likes its food spicy. I found the original recipe for these burgers in a cookbook, then added and subtracted ingredients until they suited our taste. Cajun Burgers are always on the menu whenever we have company over for a backyard cookout. Like my husband, I was raised in the country. We have four children (20, 16, 13 and 9) and now a grandson, too! -Julie Culbertson
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • CAJUN SEASONING BLEND:
  • 3 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • BURGERS:
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning Blend (recipe above)
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Sauteed onions, optional

Directions

  • Combine all seasoning blend ingredients in a small bowl or resealable
  • plastic bag; mix well.
  • In a bowl, combine the first eight burger ingredients; shape into
  • four patties. Cook in a skillet or grill over medium-hot heat for

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Directions (continued)

  • 4-5 minutes per side or until burgers reach desired doneness.
  • Serve on buns; top with sauteed onions if desired. Store remaining
  • seasoning blend in an airtight container. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Purchased Cajun seasoning may be substituted for the homemade blend.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 394 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 2,246 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 28 g protein.
Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.