Monday, July 25, 2011

BBQ Chicken Burgers

Original Recipe:

BBQ Chicken Burgers

makes 4 burgers

1 pound ground chicken breast

1/4 cup finely grated sharp cheddar cheese

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup BBQ sauce – use homemade or your favorite!

4 whole wheat buns

1 onion, sliced

1 tablespoon olive oil

BBQ sauce for topping

gouda cheese for topping

In a large bowl, combine chicken, BBQ sauce, paprika, onion and garlic powder, salt, pepper and cheddar cheese. Mix until just combined, then form 4 patties. Preheat the grill or a skillet and cook the burgers until fully cooked through. I used a skillet and cooked mine about 8 minutes per side – they were juicy and not dried out, but cooked thoroughly.

While burgers are cooking, heat a skillet on medium heat and add olive oil. Add sliced onions with a pinch of salt and saute until caramelized, about 10 minutes.

When burgers are ready, top with gouda (or more cheddar), onions, BBQ sauce and fresh romaine. I also toast the buns!

Very tasty! Picture to follow-looks nothing like the picture in the link, but still, yummy!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Easiest, most yummy chocolate cupcakes!

Ready for this? SO EASY.

1 box Devil's food cake mix
1 can pumpkin
powdered sugar for sprinkling with

Mix cake mix with pumpkin-yes its really thick. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Fill cupcake papers with the mixture. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes. (I made 18 cupcakes)

Sprinkle with powdered sugar. SO YUMMY! Yes I just ate 3.

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Thanks again to Ashley for this idea, I LOVE buffalo chicken anything:) This is a nice unhealthy version!

Pizza Crust
Cooked, cut up chicken (I used leftover from the night before!! Save $!)
Franks Red Hot or other hot sauce
Blue Cheese crumbles
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Cream Cheese

Follow pizza crust instructions. (I used Pillsbury) Soften cream cheese. Mix chicken and hot sauce. Layer pizza with cream cheese, chicken mixture and top with some mozzarella and blue cheese.

Yum! :)

Turkey Feta Burgers

Thanks Ashley for the idea:) These were tasty and kinda healthy....until we added bacon, etc...:)

1 pound ground turkey
Feta Cheese
Any seasonings you like...
1 egg

Mix turkey, breadcrumbs, egg, and seasonings (I used s&p, and italian seasoning). Score into 4 sections and make patties with a thumbprint hole in the center-fill with cheese and cover well so it doesn't leak out when melted! We used the grill pan inside because it was SO hot out! Drizzle olive oil on both sides of the patties, and grill! Serve on buttered, toasted buns.

We put bacon on them and served with green beans and pasta salad. Delicious!