A Chance to Redeem Myself in the Kitchen

After my recent baking failure, I needed to prove myself worthy of the kitchen once again. My precious ego had been hurt, so I’ve been crafting culinary masterpieces and stuffing my husband full of them to stroke that ego back into its place: way too high.

In honor of labor day, I thought I’d share a recent hit amongst the fam that is totally grillable, even if you’re lame and don’t have a grill…like me.

I give you:

Finished product with words


First things first, you must start with a cute apron, because why not? This is especially if you are pregnant and your belly gets into everything on the counter. Ahem.

You will need:


All of this! Plus seasonings, plus more stuff if you want. These are pretty diverse burgers.

step 1 turkey

Start with your ground meat of choice. I used ground turkey because it’s what I had, but ground beef would be delicious!

step 2 onions

 Next, chop up some green onions.

If I had cilantro, you know that crap would have been overflowing the bowl. We’ve talked about my cilantro-love, yes? Well, sadly I was out.

step 3 cheese

Grate up some Cheddar. I used the medium variety. Be sure and save some for building the buns!

step 4 dump

Dump it all in.

step 5 cream


Dieters, shield your eyes. I like to add a little drizzle of cream to my burgers. Just a little I PROMISE!

step 6 combine


Mix it all up.

Alright, Seasonings! I added:

season season salt

Season Salt

season pepper

Black Pepper



onion powder

Onion Powder

taco seasoning

Taco Seasoning


And Parsley!

I promise I have a really nice spice rack, but you see, I hate refilling the little canisters, so I find myself reaching for the larger supply bottles instead. But it exists!

spice rack


patty forming

Use some elbow grease to mix it all together and form those patties! I could have made 4 small ones, but there are only two of us right now, so I opted to make bigger patties and just have 1 for leftovers.

grill 1

Now here’s the fun part. If you have a grill, this is the part where you throw ’em on there. I am lame and don’t have a grill, so I use my handy-dandy grill pan.

grill 3

Get them all on there and grill on each side for about 5 minutes.

grill flip

Keep flipping them at that interval until they’re done to your liking.

Alright, let’s build those buns! you can do whatever you want, I’m not the boss of you, but since these are nacho burgers I added:

sour cream


Sour Cream




Refried beans. Crucify me if you wish, but these are canned (GASP!)


More shredded cheese


A few tortilla chips



Top it all off with lettuce and you’re done!

Alternatives include: Black beans, pico de gallo, jalapenos, black olives, CILANTRO, and whatever else your little heart desires!

Finished Product

And there ya have it! YUM!! These were delish.

Love, Alex




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