Saturday, August 13, 2005

Buffalo Chicken Burgers with Blue Cheese Dressing

Buffalo Chicken Burger

Source: based on Rachael Ray's 365: No Repeats

Serves 4.

Vegetable oil, for drizzling
1 pound ground chicken (she calls for 1 1/3 pounds ground turkey breast)
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning (she calls for 1 1/2 teaspoon)
1 1/2 teaspoons grill seasoning, such as McCormick's Montreal Steak Seasoning (she calls for 1 tablespoon)
2 garlic cloves, chopped
4 scallions, finely chopped
1 celery rib from the heart, with greens, finely chopped
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup hot sauce, such as Frank's Red Hot
Crusty rolls, split
1/2 cup sour cream, reduced-fat sour cream, or Ranch dressing (she calls for 1 cup)
1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles (she calls for 1/2 cup)
salt and freshly ground black pepper
leaf lettuce

Place a healthy drizzle of oil in a mixing bowl. Add the turkey, poultry seasoning, grill seasoning, garlic, scallions, and celery. Mix the burgers and form into 4 1-inch-thick patties.

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and cook the burgers for 6 minutes on each side (I think I did less - about 4-5 minutes). Remove to a plate.

Wipe the pan clean and reduce the heat to low. Melt the butter in the pan. Add the hot sauce to the melted butter. Return the patties to the skillet and turn to coat in the hot sauce-butter mixture. Place the burgers on bun bottoms. In a small bowl, mix the sour cream or Ranch dressing with the blue cheese crumbles and season with salt and pepper. Top the burgers with lettuce and blue cheese sauce, then set the bun tops in place.

I talked about this recipe HERE.

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