"Little Kick" Jalapeno Burgers Recipe

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"Little Kick" Jalapeno Burgers Recipe
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"Little Kick" Jalapeno Burgers Recipe

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4.5 9 12
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I lightened up one of my husband's favorite burger recipes, and although the original was good, we actually like this better! —Dawn Dhooghe, Concord, North Carolina
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons light beer or water
  • 2 dashes hot pepper sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound extra-lean ground turkey
  • 3 slices pepper Jack cheese, cut in half
  • 6 dinner rolls, split
  • 6 tablespoons salsa
  • 6 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
  • 6 tablespoons shredded lettuce

Directions

In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties.
Coat grill rack with cooking spray before starting the grill. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Top with cheese; cover and grill 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve on rolls with salsa, sour cream and lettuce. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as "Little Kick" Jalapeno Burgers in Healthy Cooking June/July 2009, p14

Nutritional Facts

1 burger: 254 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 471mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons light beer or water
  • 2 dashes hot pepper sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound extra-lean ground turkey
  • 3 slices pepper Jack cheese, cut in half
  • 6 dinner rolls, split
  • 6 tablespoons salsa
  • 6 tablespoons fat-free sour cream
  • 6 tablespoons shredded lettuce
  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties.
  2. Coat grill rack with cooking spray before starting the grill. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Top with cheese; cover and grill 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve on rolls with salsa, sour cream and lettuce. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.
Originally published as "Little Kick" Jalapeno Burgers in Healthy Cooking June/July 2009, p14

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beerfish User ID: 6970370 157660
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2012

"These burgers were excellent, my whole family loved them!!"

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VictoriaElaine User ID: 3422096 88396
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2012

"I used one jalapeno instead of 2 & made 4 burgers instead of 6. The only thing I will do different next time is eliminate the water - it seemed like it made the raw meat too thin & hard to handle. Otherwise, it was very tasty & a healthy alternative to beef burgers. Next time I will serve it with sweet potato fries."

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KingGeld User ID: 744438 141608
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2011

"I only used half of the jalapenos, garlic, and cilantro and these were still delicious. I will be making them again!"

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angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 175209
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

"Excellent flavor! Made them with ground beef instead of turkey; topped them with lettuce, tomato and avocado."

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cgrace002 User ID: 5833828 113746
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"I made this for dinner last night and I thought it was pretty good. I made 6 burgers out of it as it said 6 servings but by the time the burgers were off of the grill they were a little small. Only because I didnt think it was spicey enough I am going to use a few more Jalapenos next time. If it is your first time making this I would start with what is recommended and then go from there. I will more than likely make these again."

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sylvia_moss User ID: 4270982 105000
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2010

"This is SOOO GOOD! I did change it up quite a bit. I used ground beef instead of turkey and I fried instead of grilling these. (I know a lot more fattening.) They were so good. I will be making these often!"

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Torri_Myler User ID: 5304043 88395
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2010

"This is sooo good! I have diabetes so instead of dinner rolls I used diabetic friendly pita bread http://www.josephsbakery.com/p-10287-High-Fiber-Plus-Diabetic-Friendly-Pita-bread - my new discovery. Thanks for this recipe, I will definitely make it again."

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[email protected] User ID: 3913704 88387
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2009

"These were pretty yummy! I used salsa verde and whole wheat buns."

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swinny User ID: 1858482 92800
Reviewed May. 30, 2009

"These burgers do have a nice little kick. Delish!!!"

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