Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Cheesy Montreal Chicken Burgers

Several months ago I got chicken for about $1.40/lb and hamburger was running about $3/lb. So in an attempt to save money I bought a ton of chicken and ground it in my Kitchen-Aid meat grinder. A first for me, I had only used the meat grinder for jam. The plan was to use it like hamburger when possible and save a little. So after I went to all that work we found out that we were not big ground chicken fans -- until yesterday. I had planned to make grilled chicken salad but found I didn't have any chicken breasts in the freezer, just ground chicken. I decided we would try that on the grill and see if we liked it any better, and it was deliciously moist and flavorful. So much so I think I might have to grind some more chicken. I ended up serving with a country gravy packet (not GF) in an attempt to get rid of one. If you want to make your own I highly recommend it. I have to admit to a slight contamination issue. I placed the gravy too close to my daughter without telling her it wasn't GF and she grabbed it and put it on her burger and took a bite before I realized my mistake. We quickly got her a new burger and plate while I worried about tummy aches in the night. Luckily she didn't have any. Close call!

Cheesy Montreal Chicken Burgers
1 lb ground chicken
1-2 tsp McCormick "Montreal chicken" seasoning - I used the "grinder" version
1/2 C shredded mozzarella cheese
Vegetable Oil
Gravy or BBQ sauce*

1. In a medium bowl. Mix first three ingredients together together. Pour vegetable oil onto a plate until it covers the bottom. Don't drown the plate but make sure the bottom of the plate is covered.
2. Form the chicken mixture into burger shapes and set on the plate and turn so both sides are oiled. 3. Grill until cooked through. Serve with country gravy or BBQ sauce if desired.

*I ended up serving with a country gravy packet (not GF) in an attempt to get rid of one. If you want to make your own I highly recommend it. My daughterate it with BBQ sauce after being contaminated by Mom who wasn't paying attention. I placed the gravy too close to my daughter without telling her it wasn't GF and she grabbed it and put it on her burger and took a bite before I realized my mistake. We quickly got her a new burger and plate while I worried about tummy aches in the night. Luckily she didn't have any. Close call!

2 comments:

Robin said...

Sounds yummy, I always have chicken, I'll have to try it. Do you grind it in a meat grinder, or in a victorio juicer/grinder? I don't know how to grind meat.

nweames said...

I use a meat grinder attachment for my Kitchen-Aid.

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