Zesty-Mexi Chicky Burgers

Well it has definitely been more than a minute since I posted on here. I have been struggling within my job for a couple of months now, and it had definitely put a damper on my creativity and motivation to do some of the things that brought the most joy to my life. My job was very toxic, and when I was home and off work the very last thing I wanted to do was to sit in front of a computer like I had all day there. I would say at times I even felt defeated because it took the joy out of those things. Coming home after work I just wanted to relax and do nothing because being in such an unnatural sales environment for me was exhausting. One week ago today, I was discharged from the company, and at first I was devastated. Devastated at the fact that I had been fired from my first job out of college, and I didn’t have a backup plan. I didn’t have another job to go to after this one ended. I was pretty lost the first day or two because I just had no idea what I was going to do, but then I realized that I would never have to step a single toe back into the previous office I was in ever again. That was an exhilarating thought! Right then and there my whole attitude changed. Yes I am still uncertain and at times afraid, but I know that getting rid of something that only brought negativity to my life (even if not by my own doing) is better than the situation I was in.

 

Life is crazy and sometimes not what you hope or expect, but it’s a beautiful journey nonetheless. I just try keep my positivity (and sanity) as much as possible because I am human and sometimes I need to let myself get upset and cry out my frustrations, but I also have to keep that faith that things will get better because I am strong and I have the world’s best support system. I will never know what I did to deserve such a loving and gentle man than the one that I call mine. He is the rock of my life, and I am so grateful for every day that we spend together. On my darkest days he has done nothing but love and support me, and help me in my search to find a job that fits who and where I want to be at this point in my life. This post is dedicated to him (and his addiction to Mexican food haha). I love you, Guy!

Yes, I love Mexican food as much as any other person. Take me to Rio Grande and give me a bowl of white queso dip and salsa (and a margarita… or two) and I am one happy lady. But Guy takes loving Mexican food to another level. Seriously, I wouldn’t be surprised if one morning I woke up and he had turned into a burrito. But I wouldn’t have him any other way. I know that no matter the time of day, or even if he had eaten it for three days straight if I said “Hey, wanna go to Illegal Pete’s?” he would probably be headed out the door before I finished the sentence haha. He was my inspiration for this recipe, and so I give you…. Zesty-Mexi Chicky Burgers!

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Zest-Mexi Chicky Burgers

– 1 pound ground chicken

-1/2 onion, diced

– 3 cloves garlic, minced

– 1 TBSP fresh lime juice

– 1 tsp each salt, pepper, cumin & chili powder

– 1/2 tsp marjorjam

– splash of worcestershire

– 2 slices of toast for breadcrumbs*

Mix all of the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. For the best flavor results let the flavors meld overnight in the fridge. ( I made mine the night before, so much flavor!!).  Fry in a hot skillet 5-7 minutes per side. Top with avocado-lime spread (recipe below) and caramelized peppers.

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Avocado-Lime Spread

-1 avocado

– zest & juice of 1 lime

– 1/2 tsp honey, optional

– salt & pepper, to taste

Mash the avocado in a small bowl until it is almost smooth. Add zest of 1 lime, then salt & pepper to taste. Here I added 1/2 tsp of honey just to cut some our the bitterness, but if you like it then serve it the way you like :).

 

Enjoy,

Brenna

 

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