With Kiki and Colton gone for the weekend, I was left to fend for myself for dinner tonight. By fend for myself, I mean cook for one — which I haven’t done in a really long time. Luckily they had the right ingredients for me to pull off an amazing (if not extremely indulgent) dinner.
I used the leftover ground turkey and ground sirloin from Colton’s birthday dinner to make a turkey-sirloin burger. And it was tasty.
- ground turkey (approximately 1/3 lb)
- ground sirloin (approximately 1/4 lb)
- chipotle mayonnaise
- marinade (Dale’s, Worcestershire, Rosemary Olive Oil)
- shredded cheese
- sliced tomato (optional)
- sliced avocado (optional)
- fresh mozzarella
- spinach leaves, stems removed, or other lettuce (optional)
- In a bowl mash the ground turkey and ground sirloin together until meats are incorporated. Mix in shredded cheese. (I used shredded mozzarella and shredded parmesan.) Form into a patty. Pour marinade over the patty and let marinate for 10 minutes. Flip the burger over and marinate for another 10 minutes.
- While the burger is marinading prep your fixings for your burger. I sliced tomato and avocado and fresh mozzarella cheese. Slice your bun (I used whole wheat because it’s what we had on Tuesday). Heat two small frying pans over medium heat.
- Spray one pan with cooking spray and melt a little dab of butter in the other pan. Cook the patty in the frying pan coated with cooking spray 3 minutes per side for a total of 12 minutes (in other words: flip over three times). For the last three minutes top the burger with sliced tomato and sliced cheese. Cover the pan so the cheese melts.
- While the burger is cooking toast the sliced bun in the pan with the melted butter.
- Slather both buns with chipotle mayo. Layer the bottom bun with spinach leaves and sliced avocado. Top the greens with your burger, cap your burger with the top of the bun, and enjoy!
The chipotle mayo gives this burger a great kick. If you like a little more spice, use pepper jack instead of mozzarella. The burger I made was so huge I could only eat around the edges, so share it with a friend!