Welcome Spicy Summer!

Spicy Turkey Burgers 070912If you’re like me, the summer months are a time for celebrating special events & spending quality time with family and friends.  I can remember grilling outside with my family as a young girl, and now that I’m a mom, it’s my responsibility to keep the tradition alive.

For my grilling choice, I like to make Formato Brothers Spicy Turkey Burgers (unfortunately, I don’t have the same metabolism as I did as a young girl).  If you prefer to use regular hamburger meat, go ahead!

Here’s what I use:

1 beaten egg
1 Tbslp Formato Brothers Hot Pepper Spread (oil included; feel free to up the amount to 2 Tblsp if you’re feeling extra spicy)
2 Tblsp Italian breadcrumbs
1 Tblsp minced garlic
2 Tblsp Parmesan cheese
1 lb ground turkey breast

Mix all ingredients and form into 4 patties.  Grill on medium heat for about 4 minutes on each side until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.

Place on a bun or your favorite bread roll and add all the topping you choose.

Make your summer a Spicy Summer … one that your family will remember for years to come.

Buon Appetito!

— Andrea Formato Castner