Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Well-Together Challenge: Week 3

I am now three weeks into the Well-Together Challenge with food blogger, Elle, from Elle's New England Kitchen. I have to say that I have really enjoyed trying out new recipes and so far we are two for two! You can read about my introduction to the Well-Together Challenge here and my week two recap here.

I decided to go with Elle's Tortilla Wrapped Burger recipe for week three's challenge to try adding new, quick, and easy meals that the whole family will enjoy. 

It's been a rainy October here in Maine, but that doesn't deter us from grilling up some great food. Luckily, the rain held off while I was outside preparing this fun and delicious meal!

I decided to make our burgers out of lean ground turkey to save some on the fat. I make some mean turkey burgers with ginger and spinach on a regular basis (I'll share that sometime), and I wanted to see how the turkey would translate into this recipe.

I first mixed in a packet of taco seasoning with the turkey and formed it into sausage shapes. Then, I tossed them on the grill. You can't get much easier than that!

After the turkey links cooked, I warmed up the tortillas, giving them a little bit of char...not too much, because I'm sure the boys would have complained about them being "burned." I used a store-bought whole-grain 12" tortilla.

Then comes the fun part of putting them together with whatever taco ingredients you like. We used spring mix, roma tomatoes, green chilis, and extra sharp cheddar. I added a little hot sauce to mine to give it a little kick. I did slice the turkey links in half (the longway) per Elle's suggestion, but if you wanted a meatier taco, going with a whole link would work out fine. And the size of the tortilla I used made it easy to create a burrito out of them to keep all the ingredients together while eating.

These were a hit with the boys! They basically deconstructed them to eat them, but they both cleared their plates and ate the leftovers for dinner that night!

Week Three Challenge - 

This week I will be making Lazy Girl's Cordon Bleu. I figure it's got to be easy with the word "lazy" in the title. 

Photo courtesy Elle's New England Kitchen
We do eat chicken a lot (because it's fairly cheap) and the boys love ham and cheese. How can I go wrong? You can find out next week in the conclusion of the Well-Together Challenge! Meanwhile, I invite you to go visit Elle and see how she's doing in my "Get Back to Yoga" challenge.

I’ve partnered with Harvard Pilgrim on this sponsored post but the thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. You can find more ways to be well at HarvardPilgrim.org/CountUsIn.

1 comment:

  1. Charene@TheRunnerMom.com
    What a great idea to make turkey burgers more interesting! I'll definitely be making these soon!


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