LEMONY CHICKEN BURGERS WITH ROASTED RED PEPPER SAUCE

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bbq cooking june 15Recipe from Stephen Gill, the chef at the Grilling School

Ingredients
• 2 lbs minced chicken
• 1 lb spinach, finely chopped
• 6 onions, chopped
• 2 eggs, lightly beaten
• 6 tbsp parmesan cheese
• 4 tsp lemon zest
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 1 tsp paprika
• salt and pepper, to taste
• 8 sesame seed buns

ROASTED RED PEPPER SAUCE
• 2 large roasted red peppers, peeled and seeded
• 8 green onions, chopped
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 4 tbsp olive oil
• 4 tsp Dijon mustard
• 2 tsp honey
• 1½ tsp fresh basil, chopped
• salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions
1. In a large mixing bowl, lightly mix ground chicken, spinach, green onion, egg, parmesan cheese, lemon zest, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper. Form into 8 patties and chill for 30 minutes.
2. To grill burgers: Preheat barbecue on MEDIUM/HIGH, and oil the grids generously to prevent sticking. Place the patties on the grill, and reduce heat to MEDIUM. Place patties on the barbecue, and sear 3 minutes per side, taking care not to press down the patties.
3. Reduce heat to LOW and continue cooking for another 3 minutes per side until juicy but cooked through. Refer to my guide for Perfect Grill Marks. Lightly toast the buns during the last 2 minutes of cooking time. Serve on toasted sesame seed buns, topped with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce.
4. Sauce: Sauté onion and garlic very gently. Add to food processor with remaining ingredients and process until well blended.

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