Here in Houston, it’s grilling time all the time. Hurricane season everyone grabs and grill and stocks up the deep freezer to be prepared. Summer time and the living is good with grilling and chilling by the pool. Spring brings with it the promise of summer and that promise comes in sometimes hot and heavy. In the fall tailgating and football watching means entertaining. So, I’m thrilled that I can share with you this recipe for Jumpin’ Turkey Swiss Burgers recipe created by Chef Ariane Duarte, featuring Finlandia cheese. (Recipe shared by permission)
Ariane Duarte, Executive Chef of award-winning CulinAriane restaurant and finalist on Bravo’s Top Chef, recommends the following entertaining tip, “Guests love to feel pampered and one way you can do that is to replicate the restaurant experience at home. I created these simple restaurant recipes using Finlandia cheese because of its incredible robust flavor and great melting quality.”
Why use the Finlandia cheese? Duarte says because Finlandia cheeses melt slowly and thoroughly, but maintain their texture and superior flavor.
More recipes from Finlandia are available online.
- 2 lbs Ground Turkey
- 1 or 2 jalapeño peppers, small dice (depending on how much heat you like)
- ½ c chopped cilantro
- 1T ground cumin
- 1t chopped garlic
- 1 small onion, diced
- Salt & pepper
- 12 slices Finlandia Swiss or Light Swiss Cheese
- 6 burger buns of your choice
- In a bowl, combine all ingredients. Divide equally into 6 balls. Form into patties and place on grill. Grill on high heat - 4 minutes on 1 side, then turn and finish for about 3 to 4 minutes on the other. Add two slices of Finlandia Swiss and let melt. Then, place on your bun with your favorite accompaniments.