Thursday, June 17, 2010

Inside out

It is a GORGEOUS day out! 85 degrees, 70% humidity, and sunshine. I couldn't ask for anything more... or can I.... Yes! I can ask for a thick, cheesy burger for dinner.

I have had a bit of an allergy battle this year. The last few days have been rough. But, I was feeling better today after gargling apple cider vinegar water throughout the day yesterday. (My mom was so proud I found another use for her "miracle cure" of apple cider vinegar. She swears by it for so many things- low stomach acid production, freckle/mole removal, kidney stone loosener, and much more. But, that's another blog topic my friends) Did you know the same gargle I used to cure my sore throat due to sinus draining is said to cure strep throat in 24 hours?! Who would have thought?

Ok, back on topic.... ;)

Beautiful day out. I decided that it was a perfect opportunity to grill. I had read about inside out bacon cheeseburgers wherein the bacon and cheese are put in the middle of burgers making them less messy. Not so healthy right? Well, I couldn't pass up the idea. So I came up with inside out turkey burgers.

After one bite I looked at Jon and he looked at me. He put his burger down and said, "most definitely blog worthy." I love when he knows what I am thinking!

So, for your viewing, and hopefully eating pleasure. My inside out turkey burgers.

Here's to you and your culinary adventures, friend. Cheers!

Inside Out Turkey Burgers
245 calories per
Serves 4

16 oz extra lean ground turkey
4 Laughing Cow Light wedges, any flavor *
3 TBS Sweet Baby Ray's Original BBQ Sauce
1/8 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dry Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp onion powder
fresh cracked pepper

In a small bowl combine all ingredients except cheese.

Form into even balls. Make a dent in each ball. Unwrap each wedge of cheese. Place one wedge in each ball. Gently cover the cheese and form into a patty.

Place in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up patties. Meanwhile, preheat a well lubricated grill to medium high heat.

Remove patties from oven and place directly on the grill. Grill for 7-10 minutes, flip and grill an additional 10 minutes. Remove from grill and tent with foil. Let set up for 5 minutes before serving.

* Jon prefers Velveeta cheese. I simply replace the Laughing Cow with a cheese cube of similar size for his burgers.