April 4, 2009

Thank You to Elly Says Opa!

Elly Says Opa! is one of my favorite cooking blogs. She's always got some great Greek dishes on there but also just wonderful everyday meals for the family.

I found these Chicken Parmesan Burgers on her blog a week or so back and made them the other night and they were so delicious! So delicious I didn't take a picture either!

Easy recipe! Tasty recipe. And per the hubs, the best flavored ground turkey we've ever had.

Thank you Elly!

Chicken Parmesan Burgers
1 lb. ground chicken (I used turkey)
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 cup chopped flatleaf parsley (I used dried basil instead)
1 clove garlic, finely minced or pressed
1 shallot, finely diced (omitted, didn't have on hand)
salt and pepper (just pepper, didn't need more salt with the cheese)

1/2 cup pasta sauce (1 80z. can is more than enough!!)
4 slices mozzarella or provolone (or 1/2 cup shredded) (I used the nice fresh mozzarella cheese)
sauteed mushrooms (optional)(omitted but will try next time)
4 buns (brushed with a little garlic butter, they are even better) (Yes Elly they are!!!)

Lightly mix together all the ingredients for the burgers. Form into 4 patties. I like to make them about 30-40 minutes ahead of time, to let the flavors meld a little bit.

Preheat & spray the broiler with a little oil (or use the grill, or a pan). Broil the burgers for about 4 minutes on the first side, then flip and broil for 3 minutes. Top each chicken burger with 2 Tbsp. pasta sauce and a slice (or about 2T) of cheese. Place back under the broiler for 30-60 seconds, until cheese in melted and burger is cooked through. Top with mushrooms, if desired. Place the buns in the broiler for about 10 seconds, just until toasted.

1 comment:

elly said...

So glad you guys liked the burgers!