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…are one of my favorite things to cook with.  It seems that no matter what you do with them, the end result is fantastic.  Most recently, we had a burger night that involved turkey stuffed with cheese and roasted red peppers.  Delicious!

For Ellie Krieger’s stuffed turkey burgers you need:

  • 1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey breast
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • black pepper
  • 4 whole-grain burger buns

These patties are super-simple!  Divide your turkey into 4 portions, then cut each portion in half again.  Form a thin patty out of each section, ending up with 8 thin patties.  Then, place about 2 tbsp. of peppers and cheese with some salt and pepper on four of the patties.

Place another patty on top and seal the burgers by pinching the corners on all sides.  Slightly press the stuffed burger out to make it a bit thinner.

Grill the burgers for about 5 minutes a side.

We had some deliciously simple mashed potatoes on the side.  For red garlic mashed potatoes you need:

  • 3 pounds red  potatoes
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 to 1 cup heavy cream, room temperature
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cover the potatoes (unpeeled) and garlic in cold water by about an inch.  Bring the water to a boil and simmer the potatoes for about 15 minutes, until tender.  Drain the potatoes and place them back over low heat.  Cover the pot and let the heat evaporate almost completely.  Then, using a potato masher, simply mix in the butter and cream.  Add the cream in stages until you reach the consistency you want.  Season the mash up with some salt and pepper and you’re good to go!

Serve a stuffed patty on a whole-grain bun along with a dollop of potatoes.

Delicious!  This really is a super-easy and relatively quick meal to throw together.  And, the major bonus is that the burgers really aren’t bad for you!  So, you can have your potatoes and eat them too.

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