"Little Kick" Jalapeno Turkey Burger

2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 tablespoons light beer or water
2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce (I used Frank’s Red Hot Sauce)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pound extra-lean ground turkey
4 slices 2% pepper Jack cheese
4 Sandwich Thins or rolls
4 tablespoons salsa

In a small skillet over medium heat, add 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, minced garlic and chopped jalapeno.  Cook jalapeno and garlic until soft.  Remove from skillet and transfer to bowl.

In a large bowl, combine the cooked jalapeno, garlic, parsley, beer, hot sauce, salt, pepper and cayenne.  Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Divide mixture into 4 equal amounts.  Shape into 4 patties.

If grilling indoors, prepare grill according to manufacturers instructions.  I just put my burgers on the grill for 3-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear.

Top with cheese; grill 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve on rolls with salsa.  You can add sour cream and lettuce if you like.

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