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.