Tuesday, March 26, 2013



Our New Favorite Burger

I do my best to try to make at least some of the recipes I pin on pinterest, including yesterday's 2 ingredient cookies.

When I saw the recipe for this burger, I knew it would be on the 'make as soon as you can' list.

Prep was easy.

I started with my guacamole for topping:

ripe avocado
lime (prevents the avocado from browning and excellent flavor)
salt and pepper

Mash together and set aside.

Now for the burger. Let me first say thank you to What's Gaby Cooking for a winner winner chicken dinner. I've never been a huge chicken burger fan, but this burger won me over and neither myself or G put up a fight. I am so glad I found her pin on pinterest.

via What's Gaby Cooking  

1 1/2 pounds ground chicken
1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 teaspoons chopped jalapeño (I went heavier because we love 'em)
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon paprika- I used Spanish Smoked Paprika and it's definitely the way to go!
1/3 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese- I probably upped the ante a bit on the cheddar to 1/2 cup (I mean, it is cheese after all)
kosher or sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper

Prepare your grill to medium heat while you mix the burgers.  Dice onion, cilantro, and garlic. In bowl, mix chicken and rest of ingredients together and form into 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch patties.  Grill over medium heat with lid up until cooked through, about 5-7 minutes per side.  We checked internal temp with thermometer to make sure they were done.  Serve on bulkie roll (don't ask me, it's a New England thing....it's just a nice hamburger or sandwich roll).  Top with Guacamole.  You could also top with sour cream, red onion or whatever else you like. We went with the guac, mayo and tomato.

Dee. Vine.

Neither of us could finish ours so my bonus is I get the leftovers for lunch.

Hello Heaven.

I highly suggest trying this one, if you're like us and love cilantro and cumin. It's a keeper.


This morning we were greeted with the sun.

It was big and bright and it continues to warm up.  It actually feels a bit like Spring out.

I hope I didn't just jinx us by saying that.

Enjoy the day.  It's a great day to have.

Ciao for now,


  1. Unless you are going to bring that to my house STAT this is cruel and unusual punishment for a prego lady.

  2. I've been off my food with this flu thing. Seeing that burger - I'm so so craving it right NOW.

    1. UGH, flu while taking care of Mr. Man. Yuk. No fun at all. Hard to stay in bed and rest when you have a little one to look after.

      Let me tell you about the burger...................TOTALLY TUBULAR. as we used to say in the 80s. it rocked. if you love cilantro and cumin, the is the burger for you. FULL of flavor.

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    1. girl, I'm so not even close to done with it yet. I have LONG way to go. But thanks :)


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