This burger looks quite delicious, doesn't it? You know what else? It kind of looks, like most delicious burgers, like it might not be great for you. Wouldn't you like, just once, to be able to treat yourself to something that looks, smells and tastes delicious, without having to worry, quite so much, about the calorie content? Not to toot my own horn or anything (okay... maybe just a little toot.. I earned it!), but I'm quite sure I've accomplished it tonight.
You see, we were given a challenge by the lovely folks at Good Cook, to create the most delicious stuffed burger (You will have the opportunity on Tuesday, September 3rd, to check out all of them and vote for the one that looks the best to you!) The options were that you could make one for the "beef" catagory, or you could make one for the "everything else" catagory. Well, if you've been following me for a while now, you know that I was going to turn this into something fairly healthy, which is where the lean turkey, and the broccoli come in.
Now, I'm sure that you'd like to know how I created this masterpiece, right? Of course, I'm going to tell you!
The first thing that I did, was cut up a mushroom, and the tops of the broccoli crowns. Then, I shredded some sharp cheddar cheese and mixed those ingredients all together (the amount that you use will vary depending on how many burgers your making. I made three burgers.) I used a pound of ground turkey, one mushroom diced really small, and about a quarter cup of diced broccoli crowns (I only used the florets, simply because my husband doesn't like the stems, but that's your choice!) I did have some left over "stuffing" after stuffing my three burgers.
I used a Good Cook Burger Stuffer to stuff the burgers (The other day, I also used this to press a few regular patties. It works AMAZINGLY for both!)
I also used a cast iron grill on my stove to cook the burgers. Now, normally, I'm not a huge fan of cast iron, so I was skeptical to try this but was quite impressed after getting used to using it, and will definitely use it again.
My kitchen smelled AWESOME, while it was cooking!
Now, you can season the meat however you'd like. However you'd normally season a burger, I've found that turkey can be seasoned the same way. For this individual burger, I used a McCormick Montreal Steak seasoning. You don't need a lot to get a lot of flavoring.
While it was cooking, I prepared the buns so they'd be ready to serve when the burgers were cooked.
These burgers came out amazing. They were a big hit for my family. They got to eat burgers filled with cheese, and I got to feel great knowing that I was sneaking in some great nutrients also!
If and when you try these burgers, please come back and let me know what you thought of them! Also, don't forget, you'll have the opportunity to vote for your favorite beef and non beef burgers on September 3rd. (don't worry, I'll remind you, also!)
OH, and I almost forgot! You can save 25% on your order of burger tools from goodcook.com, just use the coupon code BurgerLovers. For more savings, recipes, and great products, make sure to follow @GoodCookcom on Twitter!
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