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Jackie’s Memorial Day Weekend Recipe – Greek Cream Cheese Jalapeño Stuffed Burgers

May 22nd, 2014 (franklin)

Now that the weather has started to heat up, my friends and I have really enjoyed cooking out. We almost always try to get together and everyone contribute a little something to make a great meal.

I decided for this cookout that we would spice things up.

What you will need:

Greek Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos Ingredients

Greek Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos Ingredients

2 pounds ground beef

3 ounces Greek Cream Cheese

2 tablespoons jalapeno peppers, minced

2 tablespoons onion, chopped

Any burger seasoning you like.

I doubled the recipe for this meal, just because we were having so many people over. The original recipe makes 4 burgers, so make as much as you need!

First you are going to want to do all the prep work. My friend Alison was the only one daring enough to chop up the jalapenos, so we let her take over that task.

Prepping the Jalapenos

Alison carefully prepping the Jalapenos

My sister, Jenna, combined the onions, ground beef and seasonings and divided everything into quarter pound patties. You are then going to want to stick the patties in the fridge for 10 to 15 minutes so they can firm up a little before adding the filling.

Jenna and Alison busy in the kitchen

Jenna and Alison busy in the kitchen

We then mixed the Greek Cream Cheese and jalapenos together in a separate bowl. Greek cream cheese is half the fat and four-times the protein of normal cream cheese, making it the perfect choice for these hardy burgers.

Mix Greek Cream Cheese and Jalapenos in bowl.

Mix Greek Cream Cheese and Jalapenos in bowl.

After everything was prepped, Jenna started the process of adding the Greek Cream Cheese mixture to the burgers. She took a large spoonful and put it in the middle of one patty, and added another patty to the top and squeezed it together. Make sure to pinch the sides to ensure that your filling doesn’t seep out.

Jenna adding Greek Cream Cheese mixture to the burgers.

Jenna adding Greek Cream Cheese mixture to the burgers.

We then got to grilling. These burgers were about half a pound each, and I think you could definitely cut the size in half and they would be just as good.

Greek Cream Cheese Jalapeno Burgers on the grill.

Greek Cream Cheese Jalapeno Burgers on the grill.

And there you go! They’re done. This is something that is so easy to do, and spices up the normal burgers that you have all the time.

Burgers with kick!

Burgers with kick!

These burgers definitely had a little kick to them, but are sure to impress everyone at your next cookout!

The best part!

The best part!

Jackie’s Greek Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos

May 1st, 2014 (franklin)

One of my favorite types of food is Mexican food, and it is so hard to not go to the Mexican restaurant every chance I get. However, these Greek Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos make it a little easier.

What you’ll need:

Greek Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos Ingredients

Greek Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos Ingredients

3 cups shredded chicken

8 ounces Greek Cream Cheese

2 tablespoons Hot Sauce

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

2 4.5-ounce cans of green chilles

16 6-inch flour tortillas

1 cup vegetable oil

You are going to want to start with poaching your chicken. I usually say about 15 minutes per pound, so for this amount I would recommend about 20 minutes. If you don’t want to spend your time waiting on water to boil you can also use canned chunk chicken.

Poaching chicken

Poaching chicken

While you are waiting on the chicken to cook I would get the rest of the prep work done. This includes mixing together the Greek Cream Cheese, hot sauce, cheddar cheese and green chilies. Greek Cream Cheese is half the fat and four-times the protein of regular cream cheese and its creamy texture makes it perfect for this dish.

Mix Greek Cream Cheese, hot sauce, cheddar cheese and green chilies

Mix Greek Cream Cheese, hot sauce, cheddar cheese and green chilies

Once the chicken is finished you are going to want to shred it with a fork and mix it with the rest of the ingredients.

Now you are going to want to heat your vegetable oil in a pan, and while you are doing that you can prepare your taquitos. You will want to add about two tablespoons of the chicken mixture to a tortilla and roll it up as tightly as you can.

You will then put the taquitos in the hot oil with the seam side down and let it sit on each side for about two minutes.

Place Greek Cream Cheese Taquitos seam down for about 2 minutes on each side

Place Greek Cream Cheese Taquitos seam down for about 2 minutes on each side

This recipe should make about 16 taquitos, depending on how much filling you use in each.

Serve with salsa and you’re good to go!

Serve with your favorite salsa and you're good to go!

Serve with your favorite salsa and you're good to go!

Jackie’s Greek Cream Cheese Tips

April 13th, 2014 (franklin)

Greek Cream Cheese Buffalo Chicken Dip

Yesterday, I went over to my sister’s house to hang out and while we were there we decided to grill out, but first we had to make an appetizer. Jenna and I have come to learn that whenever you are hanging out with boys, you need to always have food ready for them to munch on while the real meal is being prepared.

Robert, Jenna’s boyfriend, loves this Buffalo Chicken Dip, and could not be easier to make, and using Greek Cream Cheese it turns into a little less of a guilty pleasure!

Greek Cream Cheese has half the fat, and more protein than regular cream cheese. It is the same price as the store brand, so there is no excuse not to Greek Out!

What you’ll need:

Greek Cream Cheese Buffalo Chicken Dip

Greek Cream Cheese Buffalo Chicken Dip ingredients available at Walmart.

1 12 ounce can of Chunk Chicken

8 ounces of Greek Cream Cheese

½ cup of your favorite wing sauce

½ cup of Ranch

1 cup of Shredded Cheddar Cheese

First you are going to preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and make sure your cream cheese has been sitting at room temperature, if not, just pop it in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

Then you are going to mix all of the ingredients together, except for the shredded cheese. Robert likes to chop up the chicken into smaller pieces than what comes in the can, but that step is completely optional. We usually mix everything up in the 9×9 baking dish, so we don’t dirty up another bowl.

Robert mixes all ingredients in 9x9 baking dish

Robert mixes all ingredients in 9x9 baking dish

Once you have everything all mixed up in the dish, stick it in the oven for 10 minutes. And then once the 10 minutes are up, you are going to pull it back out and cover it with shredded cheese and put it back in for 10 more minutes.

350 degrees for about 20 minutes

350 degrees for about 20 minutes

And there you go! Super easy to make!

Greek Cream Cheese Buffalo Chicken Dip

Greek Cream Cheese Buffalo Chicken Dip.

Make sure you grab a bite before it’s gone because it will disappear fast!

And the verdict is?

And the verdict is?

Jenna approved!

Jenna approved!

About Jackie

My name is Jackie Gutknecht, and I am a senior journalism major at Georgia Southern University. I am currently working as a
marketing intern with Franklin Foods. In my spare time I enjoy hanging out with my friends and my adorable puppy. Being in college, it is very tempting to want out to eat out every night, but I have come up with some ways to make cooking at home just as easy. In this blog you will find recipes that you can use to substitute any of your late night take-out cravings as well as fun study snacks that you can share with your friends.

Franklin Foods' Marketing Intern and Guest Blogger--Jackie Gutknecht from Georgia Southern University

Franklin Foods' Marketing Intern and Guest Blogger--Jackie Gutknecht from Georgia Southern University