Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tasty Turkey Burger

Since I'm back on the Weight Watchers eating plan, I've been avoiding burgers.  Most fast food ones are horrible and restaurant ones aren't much better.

But you know what happens when you try to avoid something?  You start craving it.

So I went in search of a healthier option so that I could have my burger and yet not have to break the bank of points for the week to do it.  And I found a really good one that we enjoyed a lot yesterday for our Fourth of July lunch.

So much so that I may make some extras to have on hand for the week for burgers and to crumble on salads, too, as an easy protein add-on.

Thought some of you might enjoy the recipe, too.  This was originally a Weight Watchers recipe from their Best of Weight Watchers Magazine cookbook.

I modified it a bit, but not in a way that upped the points at all.  The changed version is below for you:

Tasty Turkey Burgers

1 spray(s) cooking spray
1 pound(s) uncooked ground turkey breast
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1 large egg(s), beaten
2 Tbsp parsley, fresh, chopped
1 tsp. Penzey's Ozark seasoning (or spicy seasoning blend of some sort -- Greek or Cajun would be great, too)
1 Tbsp. dried chives
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground

Preheat the broiler. Spray the broiler rack with nonstick cooking spray.

Lightly combine all ingredients in a bowl. Form into 4 burgers. Broil 4 inches from heat until brown, about 5 minutes on each side. 4 points per burger on the new Points Plus system.

You could add minced onion or garlic, shredded zucchini, or any number of other ingredients to switch it up and add a little moisture. But for us? These turned out tender and yummy.

(Photo by HenaSelly.)

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