Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Stuffed Cheese & Jalapeno Chicken Burgers

By Paul Briand

Full disclosure: This is a rip-off.

I borrowed -- stole? -- this idea from Burger King and its Stuffed Steakhouse Burger.

But I put a healthy less caloric, less saturated fat spin on this burger that is stuffed with cheddar cheese and jalapeno peppers.

Instead of ground beef, I used ground chicken. I used low-fact cheese. And instead of your typical hamburger bun, I used whole wheat, whole grain deli thins.

4 pre-packaged ground chicken patties
¼ cup crumbled cheese from block of low-fat cheddar
Jalapeno peppers to taste
4 whole grain/whole wheat deli thins

1. Place the chicken patties in a medium size bowl and add the crumbled cheese and peppers (as many as your palate can handle);
2. Mix all the ingredients together, much as you would a meatloaf;
3. Form the mixture into equally sized patties and place into a large skillet over medium high heat;
4. Cook the patties as you would a hamburger, making sure it is completely cooked through;
5. Serve the patties on toasted deli thins with tomato slices and Romain lettuce and your favorite among the mustard, ketchup and relish genres.

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