Turkey Burger Recipe

When I got home from the pool Friday night, Michael had prepared his specialty: Turkey Burgers! I’ve mentioned turkey burgers a lot on this site. It happens to be one of our favorite dinners to make.

We usually make them with Sandwich Thins because they taste just as good as regular buns–with less calories. I put a slice of Havarti cheese on each and let them melt.

Light mayo, honey mustard, lettuce.

Michael made an italian salad to go with the burgers. He sliced up a tomato into chunks and cubed mozzarella. Sprinkle a little salt and pepper and Balsamic Vinegar on it.

I’m usually not a huge fan of tomato but this salad was freaking awesome! And the perfect dish for a hot summer night. I had one glass of wine with dinner. Michael had a beer.

He also surprised me by picking up another piece of key lime cheesecake–this time just one for us to split.
I ate my half and enjoyed every bite. 🙂

Here’s the recipe for the Turkey Burgers. It was modified from Martha Stewart’s Southwestern Turkey Burger Recipe.

Servings: 4

Calories: 306 (each patty)

1.5 pounds ground Turkey meat (lean)

Chopped Jalapenos (as much as you want, the heat tends to cook off)

Grated Colby Jack Cheese

1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs

2 Tablespoons light mayo

Salt and pepper

Mix it all together and form the patties.

Cook in a skillet with olive oil 5-8 minutes per side depending on how thick the patties are. We’ve had difficulties cooking the Turkey Burgers on the grill for some reason. It seems to work better on the skillet. We’ve also tried using feta cheese and chopped black olives instead of the jalapenos and Colby Jack.


Question: Do you have a variation on turkey burgers?

Author: Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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