Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Turkey Burgers With Spicy Pickle Sauce

My daughter requested burgers tonight. I am, shockingly, running low on new burger recipes.  Ok not exactly low, but I only have recipes left to try are low in interest such as this "bikini friendly" burger.  I am innately suspicious of a 'light' burger.  Despite our concerns, we all liked it way more than we thought we would.  My son even rated it a 5!  Burgers are always easy and this one was no exception.  The most taxing thing was chopping the pickles and peppers.  Next time, I would half the peppers.  It might just be the pickled jalapenos we used, but this was really spicy.  It wasn't unbearable on the burgers, but we did want a bit more of the sauce, but didn't think we could take the heat.

Turkey Burgers With Spicy Pickle Sauce
1/2 Cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
1/2 Cup chopped dill pickles
2 Tbl chopped pickled hot peppers
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 Lb lean ground turkey
1 Tsp smoked sweet paprika
Extra-virgin olive oil for brushing
4 whole wheat English muffins or hamburger buns, split
Lettuce and sliced red onion and tomatoes, for serving

1. Light a grill or preheat a grill pan. In a medium bowl, mix the
yogurt with the dill pickles and hot peppers and season with salt and
black pepper.
 2. In a large bowl, gently knead the turkey with the paprika and 1 1/2
teaspoons of salt. Form the meat into 4 patties, about 3/4 inch thick.
Brush the patties with olive oil and season lightly with salt and black
pepper. Grill the patties over moderately high heat, turning once or
twice, until cooked through, about 12 minutes. Grill the English muffins
on both sides until toasted, about 2 minutes.
 3. Spread the pickle sauce on the English muffins. Top with the burgers,
  lettuce, onion and tomatoes. Close the sandwiches and serve right away.

Make Ahead The pickle sauce can be refrigerated overnight

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