Turkey Chili Burgers with Garlic Butter Oven Fries

I found this meal in Rachael Ray’s “365: No Repeats” and we both really enjoyed it.  It’s a mess to eat, but so flavorful! This was basically part burger and part sloppy joe.  She calls for using frozen packaged fries that you reheat in the oven, but I just did my own oven fries so it would be healthier.  Tasted great!  Enjoy!

2 russet potatoes, cut into 8 wedges each
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup chili powder
2 tbs ground cumin
2 tbs grill seasoning
2 lbs. ground turkey
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 tbs Worcestershire sauce
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1/2 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tbs hot sauce
6 oz. Cheddar cheese, diced
3 tbs unsalted butter, cut into chunks
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
4 Brioche buns

Preheat oven to 400 F. When you preheat your oven, put a baking sheet in there. When your oven is ready, take out the hot baking sheet, drizzle it with oil, sprinkle it with salt and pepper. Place the potato wedges on it in a single layer. Sprinkle the tops with salt and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat a nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Combine the chili powder, cumin and grill seasoning in a bowl. To the skillet add a tbs EVOO, then crumble in one pound of the turkey. Break it up until no pink traces remain. Season with half of the spice mixture, then put in half the minced onions. Cook until soft, then add the Worcestershire and tomato sauce. Stir to combine, season to taste with salt and pepper. I added some hot sauce, too.
In a large bowl, combine the other pound of turkey, the rest of the onions, half the garlic, bell pepper, the hot sauce, and the remaining spices. Mix gently, then incorporate the cheese. Form into four patties.
Preheat a grill, indoor or outdoor, to medium-high. Add a drizzle of EVOO, then cook the burgers 6 minutes per side. Toast the buns if desired.
In a small, microwave-safe bowl, take the remaining garlic and the butter and microwave until the butter has melted and the garlic is fragrant. Stir in the parsley. When the fries come out of the oven, toss them in the butter and serve.
To assemble the burgers, place a patty on the bottom bun, then top with a generous serving of turkey chili, then the top bun. Yum!!


About jwall915

I love to cook and I love to travel! This blog explores my love of both. I share recipes and restaurant reviews, and I blog the trips I take.
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