Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I grill in winter...

The weather was so beautiful today. We actually went outside to play with friends for the first time in way too long. Little "R" was in heaven. Splashing in puddles with her friend Brynn and running down the street with the boys. I know the nice weather will be short lived and we are bound for a snow storm very soon, but I'll take every little break mother nature is willing to pass my way.

I was a little tempted to grill tonight. I still like to grill in the winter, as long as the temperature isn't below freezing. These are one of my favorite hamburgers or "turkey-burgers". They can also be done inside on a grill pan or a George Forman. Yummy, refreshing, and a just a hint of springtime.

(Adapted from a Cusine at Home recipe)

For the sauce:
4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
4 oz. cream cheese
¼ C. sour cream
¼ C. pepperoncini peppers, sliced
2 T. scallions, sliced
½ t. lemon zest, minced
salt & pepper to taste.

For the burgers:

2 lb. ground turkey or beef
1 small red onion, diced
2 t. dried oregano
salt & pepper

Serve on and with:
6 -8 buns
Thinly sliced cucumber

1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the sauce. Mix well and set aside.
2. Preheat the grill to medium-high.
3. Combine the ground turkey or beef with the red onion, oregano and salt & pepper. Shape the mixture into 6-8 burgers.
4. Grill for 4-6 minutes per side or until the burgers are done to your liking.
5. Remove and serve topped with the Feta sauce, cucumbers, tomato, and lettuce.

1 comment:

Brady and Erika said...

Mindi! I don't know if Brady has told you this or not but I have now become your new biggest fan! I just love you blog. We've probably made 4 or 5 of your recipes and we truly can't decide which is our favorite. I've dubbed monday my Mindi Day because that is always when I cook one of your recipes. I don't know why this took 61/2 years of being married to your brother, well I guess you didn't have your blog all that time.

But really I just can't get over how easy your recipies are but then crazy delicious. I think that was my problem. I never liked to cook much because I only choose easier recipies and they weren't all that good. Your's are good! So it's great to be inspired by you ever week. Thanks and we love you!! ~erika~

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