Monday, October 15, 2012

If I had my own cooking show...

...we would be in the poor house...continuously!

It's not really a secret - I hate to cook and bake! I think that the tables might be turned if what I was attempting turned out to be gorgeous AND taste delicious. Unfortunately, I have a tendency to f**k things up when I'm in the kitchen.

However, I have been getting a little adventerous and trying new recipes. For instance, check out these "Blue Cheese Chicken Burgers" that have become a staple in our household.

And just in case your mouth is watering and you have to have the recipe, here it is:

Blue Cheese Chicken Burgers
2 sprays cooking spray
1/4 cup(s) barbeque sauce
1 1/2 tsp Red Hot
1 pound(s) extra lean ground chicken breast
1/2 cup(s) uncooked scallion
1/4 cup(s) dried plain breadcrumbs
2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp salt
4 items mixed grain hamburger buns
2 cup(s) romaine lettuce
1 large tomato (cut into 8 slices)
2 Tbsp blue cheese, crumbled


·   Off heat, coat a grill or grill pan with cooking spray; preheat to medium-high.
·    In a small bowl, combine barbecue sauce and hot pepper sauce. In a medium bowl, combine chicken, 1 tablespoon of barbecue sauce mixture, scallion, celery, breadcrumbs, garlic and salt. Using wet hands (to prevent mixture from sticking), form chicken mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties; brush top of burgers with some remaining barbecue sauce mixture.
·    Place burgers on grill, sauce side down; brush tops of burgers with remaining sauce. Grill, turning once, until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Lightly toast open-faced buns on grill during last minute of cooking.
·    To serve, place 4 bun bottoms on each of 4 plates. Top each with 1/2 cup of shredded lettuce, 2 tomato slices, a burger, 1/2 tablespoon of cheese and a bun top (cheese will melt a little from hot burger). Yields 1 burger per serving.
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Serves: 4
Weight Watcher Points: 8

I hope that you love them as much as we do. I look to serve them with corn on the cob and fresh watermelon and strawberries. For a burger, one ear of corn (I half mine - so really, you can have two pieces), two cups of watermelon and one cup strawberries...dinner will only set you back 10 WW Points Plus! To me...that's a lot of food AND it won't break your points bank. :)

So...until next time...

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