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Academy Award Winning Chili Burgers

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Ingredients
  White bread slices 1 , torn into small pieces
  Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
  Water 2 Tablespoon
  Ground raw turkey/Lean ground beef 3⁄4 Pound
  Canned black beans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), drained, rinsed, and coarsely chopped
  Chopped coriander/Parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Dried thyme 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Canola oil/Vegetable oil 1 Teaspoon
  Onion 1 Small, chopped fine to make 1/2 cup
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced to make 1 teaspoon
  Jalapeno pepper 1 , seeded and finely chopped
  Ground cumin 2 Teaspoon
  Onion rolls 4 , split and toasted
  Shredded lettuce 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Garnish)
  Tomato salsa/Your favorite purchased brand 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Prepare the grill.

MAKING
2) In a medium bowl add bread, tomato paste, and water. Using a fork , mash the contents into a paste.
3) Add turkey, beans, coriander, thyme, and salt and pepper. Keep it aside.
4) In a small nonstick skillet, heat oil over moderate heat.
5) Mix onion and cook for 6 minutes till golden.
6) Add garlic, jalapeno, and cumin. Stir and cook for 2 more minutes.
7) If the mixture appears too dry add 1 tablespoon water.
8) Keep the mixture aside to cool.
9) Pour it over turkey mixture and mix gently.
10) Divide and shape into four 34-inch patties.
11) Place the patties on a lightly oiled rack set 4 inches over glowing coals and grill for 5 minutes on each side.
12) Alternately, broil the patties in a broiler 4 inches from the flame.

SERVING
13) Serve burgers on the rolls garnished with the lettuce and the tomato salsa.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Grilling
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Chili
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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1 Comment

Anonymous's picture
Since when did TURKEYS turn into vegetables? Why is this in lacto-ovo vegetarian? Dead animals are not part of a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet.