Thursday, May 17, 2012

Chicken Cordon Bleu Burgers

I am dedicating this post to a very good friend of mine.  I made these burgers when my girlfriends came over to visit, and play with the new baby.  Since then, this dear friend has requested this recipe several times, and now, she will always have it :)

1 1b ground chicken
one egg
1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
1 tbls dijon mustard
1 tbls reduced fat mayo
seasoning (I used montreal chicken)
12 slices or about 1/4 lb thinly sliced virginia ham from the deli counter
6 slices of cheese (swiss, provolone, muenster, and gouda all work well)

Heat outdoor grill.

Combine the egg, breadcrumbs, mustard, mayo, and seasoning and mix well.  Add the ground chicken and combine, but do not over mix.

Divide the mixture into six equal portions.  Divide each portion into two.  Shape each piece into a burger patty.

Fold the ham in half, then in half again.  Place two folded slices on top of half the patties.  Place one slice of cheese on top of the ham.  Cover these with the other chicken patties.

Pinch the sides of the patties together.  Use your fingers, and work around the whole burger until it is completely sealed.

Grill on medium high for about 7 minutes, then flip and cook for an additional 5 to 7 minutes.