6/16/11

"Oh So Good For You" Turkey Burgers

What I have learned is that for so many people summertime means evenings spent with friends, enjoying time outdoors and grilling burgers on the BBQ. (I am probably projecting a little here but I also believe there is truth to that statement) Unfortunately for many of those people it also means fatty, greasy cholesterol laden patties on a bun. But it doesn't have to be that way. Burgers can (and should be healthy) and enjoyed often. With friends. Outside. But I digress...

May I introduce you to the "Oh So Good for You" Turkey Burger, my protein meets carb solution to your summr grilling needs.


 I'm going to go ahead and say its so good you'll forget that its good for you but don't take my word for it. If you are having a get-together this summer you have to make these. Hell, if you are eating this summer you have to make these. Here's how:

"Oh So Good for You" Turkey Burger
You'll need:

1pkg lean ground turkey
1 cup cooked couscous (you can also use quinoa or Bulgar)
1/2 cup finely diced onion
1/3 cup diced carrots (using pre-shredded works well)
1/2 cup chopped baby spinach
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
3tbsp BBQ sauce
1 egg
salt and pepper (to taste)

Makes 8 patties

Directions:

Prepare all vegetables and cook them until soft in a frying pan (approx. 5 minutes)


Prepare couscous and let cool

In a large bowl add ground turkey, vegetables, couscous, egg, BBQ sauce and salt and pepper


Thoroughly mix all ingredients together (Look away vegetarians, look away!)


Form mixture into balls and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes


If preparing on a grill/BBQ I recommend that you sear the burgers on both sides in a frying pan prior to cooking. This will prevent them from falling apart

Cook burgers on medium heat. Flip after approx. 6 minutes. Ensure that they are cooked all the way through.


Serve with your favorite toppings (I highly recommend tzatziki sauce, spinach and carrots. Yum!)



I should warn you that after you've served these once you'll want to be prepared to have more people suggesting parties at your place this year....

Enjoy!

(Want a tasty vegetarian option fo the non-meat eaters in the crowd? Click here)

So tell me, what's your favorite thing to cook on the grill? What are your preferred BBQ side dishes? 




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6 comments:

  1. Wow! I never thought to mix in cous cous, great idea :)

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  2. Wow! I think even I would eat that and you know how picky I am :) I think you should bring some in to work next week (hint, hint) or bring some for our relay next weekend!

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  3. Oooh I'm definitely going to have to try that, it looks so yummy!

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  4. Wow...its looks very delicious..I'm gonna try it tonight.

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  5. I have the craziest craving for Tzatziki sauce right now - i bought a tub the other day and i'm dying to use it - this might be the recipe to use it on :o)

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