Knife and Fork Chili Turkey Burgers
Cooking oil spray
2 ½ pounds fresh ground turkey
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 large egg
½ cup finely diced red bell pepper
¼ cup finely diced red onion
1 tablespoon no-sugar-added ketchup
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Your favorite burger fixings
1 Spray a large sauté pan with cooking oil and set aside.
(I use an indoor nonstick electric pancake griddle and make them all at once! And make them “slider” size for fun–the sliders are easy to make on the griddle too!)
2 Place all of the ingredients, except the extra fixings, into a bowl and mix well with your hands. (You may want to wear plastic gloves, since the chili powder may turn your hands red.)
3 Form the meat mixture into 10 patties.
4 Cook the turkey burgers in the sauté pan over medium-high heat for 6 to 7 minutes on each side, until completely cooked throughout. (Poultry MUST be fully cooked. No medium-rare for these patties!)
5 Serve as a meal with the traditional burger toppings or use your own low carb favorites!
These can also be grilled; just make sure that the grill is preheated well and that you do not try to flip the burgers until they are well-marked or they stick to the grates.