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  • The Low Fat Chick 10:18 am on January 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Chipotle Jalapeno Burgers 

    This week at work was mind numbing, as each day was just non-stop. Many of the recipes I share contain multiple ingredients, as I am a big fan of cooking involved recipes because it is therapeutic. But, this week, my mission in life was to get hours of sleep, so a simple recipe to close my week is all I required.  Driving past a burger joint on my lunch hour, I had a craving for a burger. Instead of stopping and indulging in some monstrous, greased up concoction, I always prefer to make my burgers at home with 90% lean ground beef. Do not cook with beef under 90% as these are too fatty. I had a need for spice, so I made a Chipotle Jalapeno Burger. This burger is so spicy, it should come with a disclaimer: Warning! Your mouth will burn with exhilarating bliss! This is a favorite dish of mine, as I top it with fresh onions, lettuce, and just a drop of organic ketchup.

    Ingredients

    3 jalapeno peppers, chopped
    3 Chipotle peppers, chopped
    4 oz light cream cheese, softened
    1 lb ground beef, 90% lean
    4 wheat hamburger buns, split

    Preparation

    Preheat broiler on high.

    In a medium bowl, stir together the jalapenos, Chipotle peppers, and cream cheese.

    Divide the ground beef into 8 portions and pat out each one to 1/4 inch thickness. Spoon some of the cream cheese mixture onto the center of 4 of the patties. Top with the remaining patties, pressing the edges together to seal.

    Cook in broiler for about 10 minutes, or until done.

    Serve on buns with your favorite toppings.

    Nutrition Facts

    Servings: 4
    Serving size: 1/4 of recipe (6.9 ounces).
    Calories 362.09

    % Daily Value
    Calories From Fat (44%) 158.96
    Total Fat 17.69g 27%
    Saturated Fat 7.5g 38%

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    • Responsibility199 8:44 am on January 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Oddly, my boys and I were talking burgers yesterday at great length. The odd part, we did so while we were knee deep in chicken wings at our favirite wing joint. We debated at length the perfect burger. One was insistant that 80/20 beef was key. I tend to favor 90/10 as well. And then what cut of ground, just the store bought whatever, or another. We seemed to settle on all ground chuck if you can get it. The we debated cheeses, my oh my how we differ on cheese. Pepper jack fan myself. Buns, the discussion just got silly from there. I usually go bunless when making burgers at home, which I know is against the burger-code to many burger lovers.

      Now your stuffed burger recipe here looks like a winner. Hard to believe bun and all these 1/4 pounders weigh in at under 400 calories. But I trust you, and consider your recipe hijacked!

      • The Low Fat Chick 1:47 pm on January 26, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Sounds like you all had a yummy conversation! LOL! Yeah, I cannot believe the burger is so low in calories but it is due to the size of the burger. They are about 4 ounces each which is large especially after the bun and all the toppings.

    • nancycg56 10:26 am on February 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      I am always looking for new burger recipes ~ this looks awesome!!!!

      • The Low Fat Chick 11:04 am on February 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks! Not only does it taste good, but it is really simple to make too. I really hope you like it. 🙂

    • Jaylove 3:54 pm on February 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      That burger looks very good. Im thinking that 85/10 wouldnt have been to fatty though. However I do understand why you would want to go more lean. Yes, both jalepeno and chipotle is a spicy combination. LOL

      • The Low Fat Chick 8:31 pm on February 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Thank you!! Well, the cheese adds so much moisture that a less fatty meat works better. If you use regular beef you get a sloppy joe effect. LOL! My friend did that and she loved the burger but it fell apart as she ate it. She did say it was fun having such a messy burger. :-p So, try it out. I would love to hear how it went for you, as I know you will love the taste either way. Food is so fun!

    • Jennifer 8:18 pm on March 3, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      This burger was delish! I was a little skeptical of the cream cheese but it was awesome! Thanks!

  • The Low Fat Chick 1:48 am on September 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Apple and Pineapple Burgers 

    These burgers are easy to make and tasty. I liked them very much and instead of serving on buns, I served on a whole wheat english muffin. I topped mine with provolone cheese but you can top with whatever you like. The sweet fruit with the salty soy sauce is a great mixture. Grill till firm, as the pork can get soft if not cooked long enough.

    Ingredients

    1/2 cup shredded peeled apple
    1/4 cup finely chopped onion
    1/4 cup drained unsweetened crushed pineapple
    4 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
    1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
    2 garlic cloves, minced
    1 pound ground pork
    4 hamburger buns, split
    Lettuce leaves, sliced cheese, ketchup, optional

    Preparation

    • In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble pork over mixture and mix well. Shape into patties.
    • Grill, covered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160°. Serve on buns with toppings.

    Servings: 4 servings, 4 oz each.
    Calories: About 300, without bun.

     
  • The Low Fat Chick 3:24 pm on June 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Honey Mustard and Arugula Turkey Burgers 

    I love eating hamburgers. I look back on the days of being a teenager and wolfing down a burger anytime without health issues. Well, those days are long gone and now I have to watch my blood pressure, which means less red meat. What else can I eat? Turkey burgers! This recipe really hit the nail on the head with flavor and ease of preparation. Topping with peppery arugula beautifully compliments the mustard, so I recommend not substituting lettuce. My family absolutely loved these burgers.

    Ingredients

    1/2 cup coarse-grained mustard, divided
    4 tsp honey
    1 lb ground turkey, 85% lean 15% fat
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    1 cup arugula
    1/4 cup ketchup
    4 wheat hamburger buns, toasted, split

    Preparation

    • Preheat broiler on high.
    • Whisk 1/4 cup mustard and honey in a small bowl until smooth.
    • Combine turkey, mustard mixture, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Mix well. Form into four 4 oz, 1/2 inch-thick burgers.
    • Broil the first side for 7 to 10 minutes, till browned and firm. Gently flip burgers, as they will be tender, and broil for 3 to 5 minutes.
    • Serve on buns topping each burger with 1/4 cup arugula, 1 Tbsp ketchup, and 1 Tbsp mustard.

    Nutrition Facts

    Servings: 4
    Serving size: 1/4 of recipe (7.6 ounces).
    Calories 471.45

    % Daily Value
    Calories From Fat 217.65  46%
    Total Fat 24.92g  38%
    Saturated Fat 5.79g  29%

     
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