You guys, there’s just something about a burger that makes me happy. Quite simply, a burger is a perfect meal. Protein and veggies all enveloped in bread. Portable and delicious.
And unfortunately, usually super high in calories and fat. I’m on a constant quest for a burger I can enjoy without guilt.
This burger is one that I can happily report is both healthy AND mouthwatering. And, amazingly, not dry. Turkey burgers are notoriously dry, but this one…it has a secret (it’s the grated onion).
I’m telling you, this is good…no…amazing. Even my burger snob husband said it was good (which coming from him is HIGH praise).
Serve these up with some sweet potato fries.
1 pound 93/7 ground turkey
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
1/2 lime, juice and zest
1 medium onion, grated (make sure to get all the onion juice too!)
1/2 Tbs cumin
1/2 Tbs garlic powlder
1 tsp chipotle chili powder
Step by step
- Heat a grill pan, gas grill or countertop grill to medium high heat.
- In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Use your clean hands to mix, but don't overwork.
- Lay out a sheet of plastic wrap or waxed paper.
- Form the turkey mixture into 6 patties.
- Grill until burgers reach an internal temperature of 160F.
- Serve on a your bun of choice - or bunless. Top with avocado, tomato, greens and a dollop of chipotle lime mayo (light mayo mixed with a squeeze of lime juice and a sprinkle of chipotle powder).
For burger (patty only):
WW PP 4; Calories 144.5; Fat 6.3g; Saturated Fat 1.9g; Cholesterol 84.2mg; Sodium 81.6mg; Potassium 59.1mg; Carbs 5.9g; Sugar 0.2g; Fiber 0.5g; Protein 16.5g
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Recipe developed by Heather Damron
Category: Main Dish, Poultry
About heather: Thirty-three year old wife, mother, runner and wannabe renaissance woman striving to look and feel even BETTER than she did before babies. View author profile.