The onset of fall and the slight nip in the air at night makes you reach out for that soft cashmere stole. Summer isn’t officially over yet. But it will be soon! And as much as I want to hold on to the last bit of summer sun, I can’t help but wait for Autumn to set in.
It is the season of Hatch chilies as my friend Karen, over at Savoury Table, calls it. Her recipe for Green Chile, Cheese and Onion Dip is a smoky goodness. I made a batch and we finished it in no time.
So to mark the season I got a big bag of the hatch chilies in their hottest avatar and set to work. The first one was this Turkey burger with hatch chilies mixed in. So I mixed some in some ground turkey for a burger lunch. These burgers do not require a lot of time or work. Some lean ground turkey meat, a few of the hatch chilies for the kick and flavor, a little bit of spice and then you bake them. Hey, I know summer isn’t over yet, but the ease of cooking these in the oven is simply too good to resist.
Topped with some mint and cilantro chutney, paired with a salad of your choice these burgers make a satisfying meal. For a proper burger– go for your favorite kind of bread or bun. Relish the taste of hatch chiles with the turkey in a most scrumptious way.
Turkey Burger with Hatch chilies
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 2 hatch chilies chopped
- 1/4 C chopped bell pepper
- 1/2 tsp garam masala
- 1 Tbs chopped cilantro
- 1/4 C finely chopped onions
- 1/2 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- Salt to taste
- 1 large egg
- Mix all the ingredients.
- Shape into patties.
- Place on a baking sheet and bake at 400*F for 10 minutes.
- Then turn and bake for another 10 minutes or until an internal temperature of 165 - 170 is reached.
- Enjoy with some chutney or in a burger.