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Jalapeno Jack Turkey Burger Recipe

Recently, you may have noticed a pattern in my articles regarding my desire to eat healthier. It has not just stemmed as a New Years Resolution, but as my inclination to keep the recently shredded pounds/baby weight off. Sometimes, when I find companies that offer great foods that are also good for me, it really makes my health-eating easier. Two brands I have been using lately include Jennie-O Turkey Store and Wholly Guacamole.


  • 8 flour tortillas (any size works, I use 6″)
  • 16 or more thin ham slices
  • 1 slice of cheese, sliced into 10 strips
  • 12oz Chive & Onion cream cheese
  • 1/2 packet of ranch dressing mix
  • Saran Wrap

Soften the cream cheese in a microwave-safe bowl, which takes approximately 30 seconds. Stir to insure softness and mix in the ranch dressing mix. Next, warm tortillas for about 15 seconds in the microwave to soften, making them easier to work with.

Spread a layer of cream cheese on the tortilla (I leave about an inch uncovered at the top so when I roll it up it doesn’t push out). Next, place 2 (or 3 if you are using a larger tortilla) slices of ham which will overlap (again I leave about an inch uncovered at the top so when I roll it up it doesn’t push out). Put a strip of cheese towards the bottom of the tortilla. Roll the tortilla up. Repeat to all tortillas. You will have left over cream cheese. I put the leftovers back in the refrigerator and use it within a week making more. Roll each tortilla in Saran Wrap and place in the refrigerator for about 3 hours to allow them to get firm. Cut into 1/2-1″ pieces and enjoy!

You could always double it. This is just the portion I use for my husband when I make it for his lunch.


Hi! I’m Jill from Life As I See It [Fitness, Health and Happiness]. Give me an opportunity to share anything related to recipes and clean eating and I’m a happy person. I am a wife and mom of 2 that works full time and lives a wonderful crazy busy life. I love all aspects of health and fitness with a particular passion for clean eating, running and strength training. I am 43 and happy to say I am the most fit and healthiest I’ve ever been. Most often my blogging is about sharing my passion for overall health and fitness along with my passion for photography. What will you find when you visit Life As I See It (Fitness, Health and Happiness]? Weekly menus, weekly workout plans, recipes, challenges, information, guest bloggers and, if all goes as I hope, a lot of inspiration and motivation to make changes (or continue) to live a healthy and happy lifestyle.

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Now the recipe :)

Southwest Salad
Yields 6-8 servings


2 c. brown rice
1-15 oz. can black beans, reduced sodium, drained and rinsed
2 c. frozen corn, thawed
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 small white onion, chopped
1/4 c. white wine vinegar
1/4 c. cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped
1 tsp. chili powder

Combine all ingredients and refrigerate. Enjoy!


Try the recipe without the rice and add a second can of black beans.
Serve warm as a side dish or chilled as an appetizer with chips.
Add diced grilled chicken for a quick entree.
Add an extra jalapeno for a little more kick.
Double the recipe. Makes great leftovers!

Thank you Samantha for letting me share a favorite recipe that is super easy to make and always a hit with family and friends.