week 4: turkey burgers


It’s certainly funny how one day you can’t imagine cooking and the next day you are collecting recipes like the world is going to end tomorrow.  Yesterday, I had absolutely no desire to find a recipe to attempt this week, but as soon as I pinned this Turkey Burger recipe, I knew I had broken the curse!  Not only is this a delicious and fresh take on a burger, but healthy too- my entire dinner only came in at 346 calories!



1.25 lbs extra lean ground turkey breast

1 medium red onion, diced

1/2 cup parsley, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tsp paula deen silly salt

1 tsp fresh ground black pepper

optional: cheese, to top


Using a food processor, I chopped the parsley, diced the onion and minced the garlic individually.

In a medium bowl combine the ground turkey breast, onion, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper.  Mix until combined, then form 8 patties.  Grill on medium heat for about 6 1/2 minutes each side, then flip.  If using cheese, place a slice of cheese on top of each patty with two minutes to go until fully cooked.  Serve hot and with desired toppings.

I used cheddar cheese and topped the burger with a leaf of romaine lettuce and sliced grape tomatoes.  The burger itself was tasty enough that I didn’t add any extra condiments, but I can imagine a little dijon mustard and ketchup would taste incredible.  Next time I may also try a slice of muenster on top for a different taste combination.

Caloric info: 8 servings, each turkey patty: 81 calories, I used a Sara Lee bun for 120, and 1/2 ounces cheddar cheese for a total of 256 calories per burger!

Adapted from use real butter.



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