One of America’s Favorites – Maytag Blue Cheese

July 13, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | 2 Comments
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* This is my favorite Blue Cheese, just incredible flavor!

Maytag Blue Cheese

Maytag is a blue cheese produced on the Maytag Dairy Farms outside of Newton, Iowa, the former home of the Maytag Corporation. In 1938, Iowa State University independently developed a process for making blue cheese from homogenized cow’s milk instead of the traditional sheep’s milk.

In 1941 production of the cheese was started by Frederick L. Maytag II and Robert Maytag, grandsons of the founder of the Maytag appliance company, Frederick Louis Maytag I. The milk for the cheese initially came from a prize-winning herd of Holstein cattle that was established by E. H. Maytag, a son of the Maytag founder. As of 2016 the company was owned by the third and fourth generations of the Maytag family. The farm has survived without advertising or a sales staff.

The process for making Maytag Blue Cheese was discovered and patented in the United States by two Iowa State University microbiologists, Clarence Lane and Bernard W. Hammer. Roquefort, another type of blue cheese, had been made for hundreds of years in Europe, but attempts to manufacture a similar cheese in the United States had thus far been unsuccessful. Difficulties encountered in making these types of cheeses produced a less than satisfactory product, and quality control would have been disastrous.

“During the Second World War, the university patented the homogenisation of cheese milk and attempted to have charges levied on Danish cheese produced using homogenised milk. Their attempts failed, as it could be proved that this method had been introduced 20 years earlier in Denmark by Marius Boe.”

The problems encountered with producing Roquefort type cheeses in the United States for distribution were the lengthy time required to develop the flavor, the mold growth not being uniform, the quality being below average for numerous lots produced, and the color of the curd being too dark.

Maytag Blue Cheese Wheels

The process begins with homogenizing the milk used for the cheese. The cream is separated from the milk, homogenized and then added back into the now skim milk, typically at between 80 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit (27 and 38 °C) and 2000 to 3500 pounds-force per square inch (14 to 24 MPa) of pressure. This would allow for proper fat hydrolysis, which affects the flavor of the cheese.

There is a ripening period prior to adding rennet (a mixture of enzymes that coagulates milk into curds and whey) to the cheese. Typically 3 ounces of rennet are added per 100 pounds of milk, allowing it to set in a temperature range of 85 to 86 °F (30 °C). Better results were achieved using 4 ounces of rennet per 100 pounds of milk and setting in a higher than usual temperature range of 90 to 92 °F (32 to 33 °C).

According to Lane and Hammer’s records, their alterations caused the cheese-making process to speed up from this point forward, with the time spent setting, cutting and dipping nearly cut in half. Also, after dipping the cheese and allowing it to cook in hot whey, the draining time was cut from 20–30 minutes to 3–5 minutes.

Penicillium is then added to the finished product, which produces its characteristic green veins.

After the rounds of cheese are made by hand, the cheese is aged in specially designed caves where they are exposed to high humidity and cool temperatures.

As of 2017 the cheese continued to be made by hand with milk from local dairy farms.

The process produces cheese with more uniform color, flavor, and texture than previous processes, resulting in a consistent product.

* Best Hard Blue cheese at the 2005 World Cheese Awards

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – FAVORITE SUMMERTIME RECIPES

July 8, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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I’ve got a couple of recipes for this week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week, Buffalo Bacon Blue Burgers and Jill’s Potato Salad. Perfect family gathering recipes! The Buffalo Bacon Blue Burgers are made using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo, Olive Oil, Thyme, Chokecherry or Plum Preserves, and Blue Cheese. Also included is a recipe for Jill’s Potato Salad! A 2 for 1 Special today! You can find these recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wide Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

FAVORITE SUMMERTIME RECIPES
Here are a couple of our favorite “Jill” recipes to help make your summer or next celebration a little more delicious!

Buffalo Bacon Blue Burgers
The quintessential Buffalo Burger, complete with Buffalo Bacon, Blue Cheese and a touch of fruit preserves! This – soon to be new favorite, will have you making it again, and again and again. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 – 1 lb. Ground Buffalo
3 – tablespoons olive oil, plus a little more
1/2 – teaspoon mustard
2 – teaspoon ketchup
1/2 – teaspoon thyme
2 – teaspoon salt & pepper
1 – 10 oz. package Buffalo Bacon
6 – ounces blue cheese
½ – cup chokecherry or plum preserves, warmed
6 – hamburger buns

Preparation:

1 – Mix 2 tablespoons olive oil, mustard, ketchup, thyme, salt and pepper together.
2 – Mix above with Ground Buffalo until well incorporated.
3 – Divide into 6 portions and at pat out into bun size patties.
4 – In large skillet over medium high heat, add the other tablespoon of olive oil. Place buffalo bacon in pan and cook until crispy or desired doneness, turning once during cooking time.
5 – Preheat grill to high heat, 500 degrees. Insure grill grates are clean.
6 – Brush burgers with a little oil and place on grill. Close grill lid during grilling time. Grill for 1.5 minutes then turn. Repeat again on each side, grilling for a total of 6 minutes.
7 – After the last turn, top the burgers with blue cheese. Close lid and grill for an additional 3 minutes.
8 – Remove burgers from heat, cover and allow them to rest for a few minutes.
9 – Place Buffalo Blue Burgers on bun, top with crispy bacon and drizzle with a little of the warmed preserves. Delicious!
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/favorite-summertime-recipes

Jill’s Potato Salad
Everyone has a recipe for potato salad, but I have to tell you this one often gets, “the best potato salad I’ve ever had” comments. Hope you like it too! Best if made a few hours or day before serving, to allow flavors to emulsify.
Ingredients:

3 – lbs. organic potatoes, skins left on and washed
1 – dozen farm fresh eggs (or the best you can find), hard-boiled
½ – cup onion, minced
1 – cup celery, sliced
1 – teaspoon dill
2 – teaspoons Dijon mustard
½ tablespoon salt
½ – tablespoon black pepper
½ – teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 – teaspoon chili flake
¼ – cup dill pickle juice
1 – cup mayonnaise

Preparation:

1) Boil potatoes in slated water until tender. Drain and allow too cool.

2) Hard boil eggs, peel and slice with egg slicer and place in large bowl.

3) In separate bowl, mix the remaining ingredients together, stirring to incorporate.

4) Add mayonnaise mixture to eggs and mix together.

5) Cut potatoes in bite size pieces and add to egg mixture. Fold to incorporate. Season to taste.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/favorite-summertime-recipes

One of America’s Favorites – Buffalo Wings MONDAY

January 27, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in One of America's Favorites | Leave a comment
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Buffalo wings with blue cheese dressing

A Buffalo wing, in the cuisine of the United States, is an unbreaded chicken wing section (flat or drumette) that is generally deep-fried then coated and/or dipped in a sauce consisting of a vinegar-based cayenne pepper hot sauce and melted butter prior to serving. The Buffalo wing was invented in 1964 at Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York by Teressa Bellissimo. They are generally served hot, along with celery sticks and/or carrot sticks with blue cheese dressing for dipping.

Buffalo wings have gained in popularity in the United States and abroad, with some North American restaurant chains featuring them as a main menu item. The name “Buffalo” is now also applied to other spiced fried foods served with dipping sauces, including boneless chicken “fingers”, chicken fries, chicken nuggets, popcorn chicken, and shrimp. It also describes other dishes, such as pizza, that are seasoned with the Buffalo-style sauce or a Buffalo flavor seasoning.

There are several different claims about the invention of Buffalo wings. One of the claims is that Buffalo wings were first prepared at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York, by Teressa Bellissimo, who owned the bar with husband Frank in 1964. At the time chicken wings were inexpensive and undesirable, primarily being used for stock or soup.

Several versions of the story of the invention of the Buffalo wing have been circulated by the Bellissimo family and others including:

* Upon the unannounced, late-night arrival of their son, Dominic, with several of his friends from college, Teressa needed a fast and easy snack to present to her guests. It was then that she came up with the idea of deep frying chicken wings (normally thrown away or reserved for stock) and tossing them in cayenne hot sauce.
* Dominic Bellissimo (Frank and Teressa’s son) told The New Yorker reporter Calvin Trillin in 1980: “It was Friday night in the bar and since people were buying a lot of drinks he wanted to do something nice for them at midnight when the mostly Catholic patrons would be able to eat meat again.” He stated that it was his mother, Teressa, who came up with the idea of chicken wings.
* There was mis-delivery of wings instead of backs and necks for making the bar’s spaghetti sauce. Faced with this unexpected resource, Frank Bellissimo says that he asked Teressa to do something with them.
Although an article published about the Anchor Bar in a local newspaper during 1969 does not mention Buffalo wings, a local competitor of the Anchor Bar, Duff’s Famous Wings, began selling Buffalo wings in that year.

A cook preparing Buffalo wings

* Another claim is that a man named John Young, who moved to Buffalo from Alabama in 1948, began serving uncut chicken wings that were breaded, deep fried and served in his own special tomato based “Mambo Sauce” at his Buffalo restaurant beginning in 1964. Prior to opening his restaurant he had a conversation with a boxer who traveled and in a later interview Mr. Young recalled: “He told me that there was a restaurant in Washington, D.C. that was doing a good business with wings and I decided to specialize”. In the same interview Young stated that the Anchor Bar didn’t offer Buffalo wings as a regular menu item until 1974. He registered the name of his restaurant, John Young’s Wings ‘n Things, at the county courthouse before leaving the Buffalo area in 1970. In 2013, at the National Buffalo Wing Festival, held in Buffalo, New York, John Young’s contributions were acknowledged when he was inducted into the festival’s National Buffalo Wing Hall of Flame.

In 1977 the city of Buffalo issued an official proclamation celebrating Anchor Bar co-owner Frank Bellissimo declared July 29, 1977 to be Chicken Wing Day. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s Buffalo wings gained in popularity as a bar food and appetizer across the United States and Canada. Large franchises specializing in Buffalo wings have emerged, notably Buffalo Wild Wings founded in 1982 and Hooter’s in 1983. McDonald’s began selling Mighty Wings as an optional item in 1990 at their restaurant locations in the United States. In 1994, following four Super Bowl appearances by the Buffalo Bills football team, the Domino’s pizza chain added Buffalo wings to their national menu, followed by Pizza Hut the next year.

As the market for chicken wings became larger, restaurants began to create and use a variety of sauces in addition to buffalo sauce. Some of these new chicken wing sauces were influenced by Chinese, Japanese, Thai, Caribbean, and Indian cuisines. Other flavors created by restaurants include unique combinations, such as Blueberry BBQ Wing Sauce and Maple/Bacon Glaze for example, to help keep customer interest and grow their businesses. Because of the increased cost in the price of chicken wings, and a desire by some diners for a neater eating experience, restaurants began to offer a menu item called “boneless wings,” sometimes marketed under the name wyngz. Boneless wings are essentially small pieces of skinless, boneless chicken breast that are coated in flour and spices then fried or baked. They are usually coated in or served with similar sauces as chicken wings. The growth of popularity in recent years in Buffalo wing consumption and restaurants serving wings have led to actual and perceived shortages of chicken wings in the United States during certain times.

Roasted Chicken Wings

In many areas of the United States chicken wing festivals are held with Buffalo wings being used in competitive eating events, such as at Philadelphia’s Wing Bowl and the National Buffalo Wing Festival. It has also become commonplace for restaurants to offer a wing eating contest featuring a customer eating a certain number of wings, coated in their hottest sauce during a set period of time. Many bars and restaurants intentionally create an extra-hot sauce for this purpose, and customers are usually rewarded with their picture posted on the restaurant’s wall or website, a commemorative T-shirt, a free meal or a combination of rewards for successfully completing the challenge.

Chicken
The chicken wings used for Buffalo wings are usually segmented into three parts with the end section of the wing, called the flapper or pointer, being discarded. Typically, the wings are deep-fried in oil, without breading or flour until they are well browned. Alternatively, they may be baked, grilled, or broiled.

Sauce
Cayenne pepper, hot sauce and melted butter or margarine are the base of the Buffalo wing sauce, which may be made mild, medium, or hot. Commercial ready-to-use wing sauce is made with varying levels of spiciness. The cooked chicken wings are placed in a bowl or pot and shaken to coat the wings completely covering them in sauce before serving.

Service
Traditionally, Buffalo wings are usually served with small sticks of celery and blue cheese dipping sauce on the side. sliced carrots or whole baby carrots are often served with buffalo wings rather than the usual sides.

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Potato Pie – Buffalo Wing Style

January 22, 2020 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Potato Pie – Buffalo Wing Style. Made using the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with Jill’s Chili Seasoning (or other chili seasoning), Celery, Carrots, Green Onions, Wing Sauce, Potatoes, Mexican Blend Cheese, Blue Cheese, Eggs, and a Cup of Cream. All this and Baked in a Pie! You can find this delicious dish and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Potato Pie – Buffalo Wing Style “doesn’t taste like chicken” (serves 8)
Ground Buffalo sautéed with carrots, celery and onion and seasoned with “buffalo wing sauce” and then baked into a pie with golden potatoes and cheese. Yup – it’s pretty tasty.

Ingredients:

1 – pound Ground Buffalo
1 – tablespoon olive oil
3 – tablespoons Jill’s Chili Seasoning (or other chili seasoning)
2 – cups celery, chopped
1 – cup carrots, chopped
4 – green onions, chopped
1 – cup wing sauce
8 – potatoes, pre-cooked and chopped
8 – ounces Mexican blend cheese
4 – ounces blue cheese, crumbled
2 – eggs, beaten
¼ – cup cream

Preparation:

1 – In a sauté pan over medium high heat add the oil and crumble in the ground buffalo meat.
2 -Add the chili seasonings and stir in to incorporate, breaking up the meat with a spatula as you stir.
3 – Add the carrots celery and green onions and continue to cook until meat is browned and vegetables are slightly tender.
4 – Remove meat/vegetable mix from heat and allow the meat mixture to cool a bit, about 10 minutes.
5 – Lightly oil into a deep-dish pie pan.
6 – In a bowl mix the meat, potatoes and cheeses together.
7 – Whisk the eggs with the cream and fold into the mixture.
8 – Press the mixture into a deep dish pie-pan and cover with foil.
9 – Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and palace under broiler until top is browned and crusty.
10 – Remove from heat and serve.

Serve with wing sauce and additional blue cheese crumbles or dressing. Note: If making ahead of time and refrigerating for baking later increase cooking time by 10 minutes.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/meat-pies-oh-my

Kitchen closed tonight, Buffalo Wings and Rings

November 30, 2019 at 7:19 PM | Posted in chicken | Leave a comment
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Kitchen closed for Dinner tonight. I had some friends come into town and we went and watched some Football and had some Wings at Buffalo Wings and Rings. Great seeing some of my best friends! Kitchen will reopen tomorrow! Take care all!

QUEEN OF THE WING/CINCINNATI’S WINGFEST – September 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

September 27, 2019 at 11:14 AM | Posted in Festivals | Leave a comment
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QUEEN OF THE WING/CINCINNATI’S WINGFEST
September 28 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm Free

Details
Date:
September 28
Time:
11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Website:
https://www.queenofthewing.com/

 

Queen of the Wing: Cincinnati’s newest food festival is all things chicken wings

This new Cincinnati Festival has the stuff dreams are made of: chicken wings and sauces from more than 20 local vendors.

It’s a new festival, called Queen of the Wing, that will celebrate all things chicken wings.

It’s happening on Saturday, Sept. 28, at Washington Park from noon to 10 p.m.

The event is hosted by Agar and 3CDC and will have live music all day. There will also be several competitions, so organizers suggest that you bring wet-naps.

One vendor will be crowned the Queen of the Wing, as chosen by guests.

Wings will be able to be purchased individually and pricing will vary by vendor.
https://www.queenofthewing.com/

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Potato Pie – Buffalo Wing Style

September 18, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Potato Pie – Buffalo Wing Style. Made using the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with Jill’s Chili Seasoning (or other chili seasoning), Celery, Carrots, Green Onions, Wing Sauce, Potatoes, Mexican Blend Cheese, Blue Cheese, Eggs, and a Cup of Cream. All this and Baked in a Pie! You can find this delicious dish and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo along with all the Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Potato Pie – Buffalo Wing Style “doesn’t taste like chicken” (serves 8)
Ground Buffalo sautéed with carrots, celery and onion and seasoned with “buffalo wing sauce” and then baked into a pie with golden potatoes and cheese. Yup – it’s pretty tasty.

Ingredients:

1 – pound Ground Buffalo
1 – tablespoon olive oil
3 – tablespoons Jill’s Chili Seasoning (or other chili seasoning)
2 – cups celery, chopped
1 – cup carrots, chopped
4 – green onions, chopped
1 – cup wing sauce
8 – potatoes, pre-cooked and chopped
8 – ounces Mexican blend cheese
4 – ounces blue cheese, crumbled
2 – eggs, beaten
¼ – cup cream

Preparation:

1 – In a sauté pan over medium high heat add the oil and crumble in the ground buffalo meat.
2 -Add the chili seasonings and stir in to incorporate, breaking up the meat with a spatula as you stir.
3 – Add the carrots celery and green onions and continue to cook until meat is browned and vegetables are slightly tender.
4 – Remove meat/vegetable mix from heat and allow the meat mixture to cool a bit, about 10 minutes.
5 – Lightly oil into a deep-dish pie pan.
6 – In a bowl mix the meat, potatoes and cheeses together.
7 – Whisk the eggs with the cream and fold into the mixture.
8 – Press the mixture into a deep dish pie-pan and cover with foil.
9 – Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and palace under broiler until top is browned and crusty.
10 – Remove from heat and serve.

Serve with wing sauce and additional blue cheese crumbles or dressing. Note: If making ahead of time and refrigerating for baking later increase cooking time by 10 minutes.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/meat-pies-oh-my

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Buffalo Bacon Blue Burger

July 3, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – is a Buffalo Bacon Blue Burger. Made using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo and the Wild Idea Buffalo Bacon along with Mustard, Ketchup, Thyme, Salt, Pepper, Blue Cheese, Chokecherry or Plum Preserves and Hamburger Buns. Fantastic combination of ingredients! You can find this recipe or purchase the Ground Buffalo and the Buffalo Bacon along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Buffalo Bacon Blue Burgers
The quintessential Buffalo Burger, complete with Buffalo Bacon, Blue Cheese and a touch of fruit preserves! This – soon to be new favorite, will have you making it again, and again and again. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 – 1 lb. Ground Buffalo
3 – tablespoons olive oil, plus a little more
1/2 – teaspoon mustard
2 – teaspoon ketchup
1/2 – teaspoon thyme
2 – teaspoon salt & pepper
1 – 10 oz. package Buffalo Bacon
6 – ounces blue cheese
½ – cup chokecherry or plum preserves, warmed
6 – hamburger buns

Preparation:

1 – Mix 2 tablespoons olive oil, mustard, ketchup, thyme, salt and pepper together.
2 – Mix above with Ground Buffalo until well incorporated.
3 – Divide into 6 portions and at pat out into bun size patties.
4 – In large skillet over medium high heat, add the other tablespoon of olive oil. Place buffalo bacon in pan and cook until crispy or desired doneness, turning once during cooking time.
5 – Preheat grill to high heat, 500 degrees. Insure grill grates are clean.
6 – Brush burgers with a little oil and place on grill. Close grill lid during grilling time. Grill for 1.5 minutes then turn. Repeat again on each side, grilling for a total of 6 minutes.
7 – After the last turn, top the burgers with blue cheese. Close lid and grill for an additional 3 minutes.
8 – Remove burgers from heat, cover and allow them to rest for a few minutes.
9 – Place Buffalo Blue Burgers on bun, top with crispy bacon and drizzle with a little of the warmed preserves. Delicious!
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/favorite-summertime-recipes

Horseradish Turkey Burgers

April 5, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I’m passing along another Jennie – O Turkey Burger recipe, Horseradish Turkey Burgers. This one is made using 2 Jennie – O products, JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast and JENNIE-O® Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage Links. Just remove the casing from the Sausages and mix it with the Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast and you have the makings of one delicious Burger! Also included is a recipe for the Jalapeño Mayo. Spice your Burgers up with this recipe! You can find this recipe at the Jennie – O Turkey website along with all the other delicious and healthy recipes. So Enjoy and Make the SWITCH in 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Horseradish Turkey Burgers
Bored with burgers? It’s time to spice up your burger. Horseradish, Dijon and grilled jalapeño mayo brings the heat to this dinner recipe that’s under 500 calories per serving.

INGREDIENTS
Jalapeño mayo:
2 jalapeños, stemmed, halved lengthwise, seeded
¼ cup fat-free mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Burgers:
⅔ cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs
¼ cup milk
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 links JENNIE-O® Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage Links, casings removed
4 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons horseradish, drained
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
4 reduced-calorie wheat hamburger buns, halved
¼ cup crumbled blue cheese, if desired
4 lettuce leaves

DIRECTIONS
1) Coat grill with non-stick cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Add jalapeños, cut side down; cook 5 minutes or until charred on all sides. Remove jalapeños from grill, and place in blender or food processor. Add mayonnaise and mustard. Blend until smooth. Set aside.
2) In medium bowl, combine breadcrumbs and milk and soak 5 minutes. Add ground turkey, sausage, green onions, horseradish and mustard to crumb mixture. Mix to combine. Form meat mixture into 4 burgers. Spray grill pan or grill with non-stick spray over medium-high heat. Grill burgers 6 minutes per side. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Toast hamburger buns, cut side down 1 minute.
3) Assemble burger with jalapeño mayo on bottom bun. Add lettuce, burger, blue cheese and bun top
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 360
Protein 42g
Carbohydrates 32g
Fiber 5g
Sugars 6g
Fat 8g
Cholesterol 90mg
Sodium 780mg
Saturated Fat 2g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/657-horseradish-turkey-burgers

Diabetic Dish of the Week -Turkey Burgers with Grilled Onions and Blue Cheese

February 19, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Turkey Burgers with Grilled Onions and Blue Cheese. You’ll combine Ground Turkey Breast along Garlic, Worcestershire Sauce, Oil, Paprika, Cumin, Salt, and Pepper. When I make my Turkey Burgers I use Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. It’s less calories and less fat than regular Ground Turkey. The Burger is topped with Onions and Blue Cheese. A Burger to please for sure! You can find this recipe at the Diabetes Self Management website. At the Diabetes Management site you’ll find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes along with Diabetes Management Tips, Current Diabetes News and more so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Turkey Burgers with Grilled Onions and Blue Cheese

Ingredients
1 pound ground turkey breast meat*
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce (see note)
6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
8 ounces thinly sliced onions
1 ounce crumbled blue cheese

Directions
1 – Combine turkey, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, 2 teaspoons oil, paprika, cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in medium bowl. Shape into 4 patties.

2 – Heat 2 teaspoons oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, swirling to coat bottom of pan. Cook patties 4 minutes on each side or until no longer pink in center. Remove from heat and place on serving platter; cover to keep warm.

3 – Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan residue in skillet. Heat over medium-high heat and cook onions 4 minutes or until beginning to richly brown, stirring frequently. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Spoon onions over patties and top with cheese.

*Note: Ground turkey breast is made from white meat only, with no skin. It’s leaner than regular ground turkey, which is made from white and dark meat with some skin. Frozen ground turkey is usually all dark meat with skin, and is 15% fat, similar to ground sirloin.

**Note: Check the nutrition label on the Worcestershire sauce to be sure it’s gluten-free. Some varieties may contain gluten, while others are gluten-free.

Yield: 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 237 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 28 g, Fat: 10 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 60 mg, Sodium: 491 mg, Fiber: 1 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/turkey-burgers-grilled-onions-blue-cheese/

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