Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Jucy Lucy

Have you ever heard of a "Jucy Lucy"? I hadn't until I read about this food truck. A Jucy Lucy is a cheeseburger where the cheese is on the inside rather than melted on top. These cheese filled meat patties inspired me to make the meatballs below.

 Turkey and chorizo meatballs with queso fresco

Makes 16 or more meatballs

2 lbs ground turkey
6 oz chorizo
1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
a couple of ounces of queso fresco cubed

Mix turkey, chorizo, and cilantro well.  Form into meatballs and insert 1 cube of cheese.  Make sure the cheese is completely enclosed by the meat mixture. Cook in a covered skillet over medium heat until browned on one side.  Using tongs turn each meatball and cook uncovered until browned on the other side.  Enjoy!

These are super simple to make and have a really wonderful flavour.  You could spice them up a little by adding some chili pepper, coriander, cumin, etc. if you'd like something more complex. Of course if you are dairy-free just leave out the cheese...they will still be yummy!

I noticed AndreAnna over at Life as a Plate has been whipping up some Jucy Lucy's of her own lately.  You can check them out here and here.

This post is a part of Real Food Wednesday March 9, 2011.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link love! To me, there is nothing more beautiful than cheese-stuffed meat. :)