Monday, October 31, 2011

Chipotle Burgers & Hamburger Salad

So Kelly from Kelly the Kitchen Kop posted about a hamburger salad.    

However, I ended up deviating from her recipe. A lot. A whole lot.

If you want to see her ideas, check out the original recipe

I stuck with the salad idea but decided to make a chipotle mayo instead.  She recommended fried onions and they are my favorite so I stuck with those.   

Then I did something that many might find odd but I found delicious.  We had butternut squash and baked beans to go along with the hamburgers. At the last minute, I decided just to dump the beans and squash right on the salad. 

Seriously good stuff. 

Eat the burgers with a bun.  Eat it the way Kelly made it. Or invent your own way.  It's all good.

Chipotle Cheeseburgers

2 lbs. ground turkey
1 tbsp. garlic
2 tbsp. chipotles in adobo sauce

Chipotle Mayonnaise:
1/4 cup mayo
1 tbsp. chipotle sauce

Mix ground turkey with garlic and chipotles.  Shape into 6 patties and cook until done.  Mix mayo and chipotle sauce and put on cooked burgers.  (Start with a small amount of chipotle sauce in the mayo and taste so it's not too spicy.)

Grill some onions and serve on buns, or on a salad, or however you would like. 

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  1. I love chipotle mayo!!! That's some seriously good stuff. We make it at the bakery for a wrap they offer for lunch. SO GOOD!!!

  2. I made the turkey burgers from full bellies happy kids yesterday and ate the leftovers on a salad for lunch today - no chipotle mayo though - maybe next time. - Chris R.

  3. I will give credit to both you and Kelly for such delightful ideas. It does look tasty.

  4. Ooooh, that does look like a fun variation, thanks for popping over to my blog to tell me about it! :)


  5. I love the idea for this salad! Your mix-ins go perfectly with that spicy chipotle heat!

  6. Have you noticed any difference going gluten free?

  7. Love this idea Debbi! Next week I am starting a Paleo diet (I am getting the diet and personal trainer free for six weeks) and this was one of their ideas. Except, you know I'll leave the onions off! :D

  8. Chipotles make everything delicious! This looks like a wonderful salad.

  9. Sounds intriguing! I will definitely give this a try :) Thanks for sharing!

  10. Sounds so different and yummy! I love chipotle anything! Thanks for sharing it at Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits. I really appreciate your participation each week.

  11. What an interesting salad - lovely flavours, and a bit of spice too! Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop.