It’s another beautiful day in the neighborhood!

Now where did I put my sweater…

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:mrgreen:

 MY OTHER RECIPES


It was so glorious outside this evening, that the only choice I had was to fire up the grill and make Apricot Glazed Turkey Burgers Stuffed with Goat Cheese for dinner!

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YES!!

I started by seasoning up 1lb of extra lean ground turkey breast with garlic powder, onion powder, salt & pepper. I like to cover my hand in a plastic bag when mooshing up raw meat to distribute seasoning. It makes me feel better!

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I divided the seasoned turkey into 4 portions,

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and did the same with some fresh, chevre.

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I LOVE THIS STUFF!!

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I divided each turkey portion in half, thumbed a little indentation in one half, placed a goat cheese ball in the indentation,

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and covered with the other half.

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Make sure to seal the edges pretty good, otherwise you’ll lose all your precious goat’s cheese during the cooking process!

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While my grill heated up I made the glaze. OMG THE GLAZE!! Apricot preserves, soy sauce (Costco, whoop!) and a wee bit of ground ginger. Oh and a few red pepper flakes that I threw in for good measure at the end.

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I divided the glaze in half – one part for glazing the meat, one part for drizzling over the finished burgers!

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I brushed one side of the burgers with the glaze and grilled, glazed side down, for ~4 minutes. When it was time to flip, I glazed the top half and gave them the old switcheroo.

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YEAH!

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While the other side grilled, I enjoyed the scenery. Beautiful, and HOT!

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On the other side of the grill, I had some zucchini kabobs workin’. All I did was thread two zucchinis, sliced in ~1-1.5 inch sections, onto some bamboo skewers that I soaked in water for 5 minutes so they wouldn’t burn on the grill.

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I sprayed each side of the kabobs with non-stick spray and sprinkled them with my favorite grill seasoning – Weber Veggie Grill Seasoning.

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They took just a little bit longer to cook than the burgers, which was actually fine because they needed some time to rest and get their juices redistributed.

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When all is said and done!

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These burgers!!! The simply seasoned turkey meat really let the glaze shine through. It was sweet, salty and a bit spicy from the red pepper flakes. Basically, I wish I had a gallon of it to pour on top!!

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And let’s talk about this goat cheese!

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It became warm and oozy on the grill – a perfect tangy contrast to the sweet glaze. Just fantastic!

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The zucchini, while not quite as exciting as the burgers, was good too. I really do love that seasoning blend. It’s got a bit of a kick to it, which adds a ton to the smoky flavor of veggies off the grill. YUM!

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Loving these SOOOO, so much. I need to stuff burgers more often… muwahahaha!

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In other news, I didn’t really have the energy to go for a run after work, but I’m about to hop on my bike and knock out a nice tour de Iowa. ;)

Have a good night!

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What’s your favorite thing off the grill?

I’ve got to say – I do love me a good brat, although grilled Iowa sweet corn DOES hold a special place in my heart!