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Chili Cheese Burger

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Burgers


1 lb. ground turkey
2 c. turkey chili
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. creole seasoning divided
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 c. minced red onion
1/4 c. cold water
4 slices cheddar cheese
4 pretzel buns (recipe below)
extra virgin olive oil


In a medium bowl add ground turkey, all the seasonings (minus one teaspoon of creole seasonings), minced onion and cold water. Save the remaining teaspoon of creole seasoning to sprinkle on top of burgers before cooking.

Mix burger meat well but do not over mix. The cold water will help keep the burgers moist.

Using a 3/4 cup measuring cup fill with burger mixture and shake measured burger meat onto a large plate, with the palm of your hand flatten out burger mixture and you will have a perfectly round burger.

Season top of burger with remaining creole seasoning.

In a cast iron skillet, heat about 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat. Cook burgers 7-8 minutes per side.

Top burgers with cheese, allow to melt slightly then assemble burgers.

Split pretzel rolls in half, lightly butter both sides of bun and in a warm skillet toast buns about 2-3 minutes.

Top toasted bun with chili, burger and more chili if you desire. Serve warm.

Pretzel Buns
adapted from King Arthur Flour

Prep Time: 50 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes
Servings: 4


2 1/2 cups unbleached bread flour
1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
1 c. warm water
salt to top (optional)

soaking bath:

2 tbsp. baking soda
1 c. boiling water.


--> Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.

In a mixer with a dough attachment, mix all ingredients well then knead for 5 minutes. Place dough in a lightly floured freezer bag and allow dough to rest 30 minutes.

Mix baking soda with boiling water in a large flat bowl allow to cool while dough rest.

Remove dough from bag and on a lightly greased surface roll dough into a ball. Cut dough into four pieces, allow to rest 5 minutes.

Roll pieces of dough into a ball and allow to rest 5 more minutes.

Take the palm of your hand and flatten dough into a disk.

Add all 4 buns to the soaking bath and baste the buns for two minutes with soaking liquid.

Remove buns from soaking liquid and place on a greased baking sheet, slit an X on each bun with a sharp knife and allow to buns to rest for 10 minutes.

Bake pretzel buns at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes, remove from oven and baste with as much butter as you like.

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