Munchy Monday: a new twist on turkey burgers

In my Farmer’s Market Basket last week, I got these long, yellow peppers.  I thought, “What the heck are these?”  Soon after, an email from the Powers That Be (that is, those who assemble the baskets) let me know that they were hot banana peppers.  They included this recipe, which we had for dinner.  These burgers were delicious!  The recipe says to grill them, but I stuck them under the broiler instead.  I topped mine with Tastefully Simple’s Merlot sauce, which complimented them nicely.  Chad used just plain ketchup and said his was good too.  I doubled the recipe and froze half of it to use later.  We served them on whole wheat buns.  Turkey is high in protein and low in fat.  It’s a great way to get part of your 80-100 grams a day during pregnancy!

Feta and Hot Banana Pepper Turkey Burgers

1 pound ground turkey
1/4 cup seeded, chopped banana peppers
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat.
In a bowl, mix the turkey, peppers, and feta cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Form the mixture into 4 patties.
Cook patties about 8 minutes per side on the prepared grill, to an internal temperature of 180 degrees F (85 degrees C).