WannaBe Chef

Recipes and randomness from Amanda's kitchen.

Burgers with a side May 23, 2010

Filed under: Side dish,Turkey — WannaBe Chef @ 6:17 pm

Hello, my pretties.  How was everyone’s weekend?  I tell ya what, it’s freakin’ hotttt up in here!  I think it’s around 90 today.  Thank goodness for central air.  Anywho, I’m going to start with the side dish I made last night to go along with our salmon burgers <— didn’t make those, they came in a box ;-).  This succotash is extremely simple to make, and I just love all the textures and flavors together. 

Succotash
inspired by Ruby Tuesday’s succotash

2 slices extra-lean turkey bacon, chopped
1/3 of a medium red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup frozen, shelled edamame
1 cup canned corn
salt and pepper

-Start the bacon in a skillet coated in cooking spray
-Add the edamame, corn and red pepper; season with salt and pepper
-Saute until heated through (add 1-2 Tbsp water to speed up the process if desired) 

Now we’ll fast forward to tonight’s dinner… burgers!  I had some corn leftover from the succotash, and a whole lotta chipotle peppers in the freezer, so this recipe worked out perfectly. 

Chipotle-Corn Turkey Burgers
Modified from Everyday with Rachael Ray, June/July 2010 issue

1 pound lean ground turkey
1/2 – 3/4 cup canned corn
1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo, finely chopped
2 Tbsp chopped cilantro, plus whole leaves for topping
salt and pepper
4 Arnold’s Sandwich Thins, tomato slices, Miracle Whip Light for topping

-Combine the turkey, chipotle, chopped cilantro, salt (about 1/2 tsp) and pepper in a large bowl
-Shape meat into 4 patties and place on a baking sheet lined with foil and non-stick spray
-Bake burgers at 425 for approx 8-10 per side (time may vary… sorry, I didn’t keep good track of how long mine took!).  Or you could cook these on an outdoor grill. 
-Place burger and toppings on sandwich thin and enjoy!

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4 Responses to “Burgers with a side”

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  2. fitandfortysomething Says:

    oh i love this burger-looks so good!

  3. the succotash is so beautiful!
    thx for all your entries 🙂


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