Finally, here’s my Turkey Burger recipe!
Why go to a restaurant or fast food for a burger that’s just going to make you fat, when you can eat a lean and delicious turkey burger at home. Plus these are so quick and easy to make!
The whole family will love them.
I use Extra Lean Ground Turkey (breast), but if you’re used to eating regular ground beef, transition first to Ground Turkey or Lean Ground Turkey first, since they have a little more fat than the extra lean.
Because these are lean, they cook pretty quickly, so don’t overcook or you’ll end up with a dry turkey burger. (lots of ketchup, please!)
You can buy the ground turkey already in patties (look for Jennie O’s Turkey burger patties, extra lean or Lean, fresh meat section of grocery store, not frozen. I use the ones that have less than 2 grams of fat per serving, regular ground turkey has around 10 grams of fat per serving, and ground beef has around 20 grams of fat per serving!)
You can prepare the burgers with salt, spices, peppers, onions, garlic, whatever you like.
I heat a skillet on medium heat with a spray of olive oil in the pan.
Then I place the burger in the skillet and I let it SEAR on one side before flipping and searing the other side. Once it’s seared, the inside cooks pretty quick, so as soon as I flip it the first time, I put some lowfat cheese on top on the cooked side, and I let that melt while the other side sears. If you want to check for done-ness, you can slice into the middle to check.
I like to use either Whole Wheat Bagel Thins (high fiber, skinny bagels with lots of protein) or Alvarado Street bakery Hamburger buns (sprouted grain breads like Ezekial breads, really nutritious), and I warm up the buns in the skillet as the burger is finishing.
Top the burger with your choice of lowfat cheese, ketchup, mustard, tomato, lettuce, pickles, avocado, etc.
And ENJOY the messy goodness!!!!
If you want to splurge on Sweet Potato Fries with it, use fresh sweet potatoes and slice yourself, or buy the already sliced like fries sweet potatoes from the fresh veggie section at the store.
Spray a cookie sheet with olive oil, then spread out the fries on the sheet and top with salt, pepper, spices as desired and a spray or spritz of olive oil.
Bake or broil until crisp, flipping as needed.
Enjoy this yummy, healthy, filling meal with some raw veggies to crunch and munch on! You can even Bar-b-que the burgers if you like!