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Alder-Planked Southwestern Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup

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Alder-Planked Southwestern Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Ketchup

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  • Place ground turkey in a large bowl; add bell pepper chili powder cumin red pepper and salt. Gently fold spices into meat and add cheese. Divide into four equal-size patties (about 1-inch thick). your fingers to push cheese inside the patties so it will melt inside the burger and not on the grill.
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  • Preheat grill to high heat. Oil grill grates and sear burgers 3 minutes per side until grill marks form. Remove burgers from grill; put on a plate and lightly cover with foil. Reduce grill temperature to medium-low and place soaked plank on grill. Heat 3 minutes then turn plank over and put burgers on the heated side. Cook 18 to 20 minutes or until internal temperature reaches one-hundred-and-sixty-five degrees F. Remove plank and burgers from grill. Place burgers on bun; top with chipotle ketchup and caramelized onions if desired.
  • Combine ingredients in a small bowl; refrigerate until needed. Makes 1 cup.
  • Soak Alder planks for 1 hour. To cook the burgers without a plank preheat a grill to medium-high heat; cook for 6 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches one-hundred-and-sixty-five degrees.
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