On Labor Day, many of us gather with family and friends for a picnic or grilling out. My trainer is always helping me cook and eat healthy, so I am sharing one of her favorite burger recipes. We borrowed it from Gina’s Skinny Recipes at skinnytaste.com. Enjoy!
Buffalo Turkey Burgers with Blue Cheese Broccoli Slaw
Servings: 5 • Size: 1 Burger • Old Points: 8 pts • Points+: 10 pts (8 pts no bun)
Calories: 358 • Fat: 15 g • Protein: 38.3 g • Carb: 22.7 g • Fiber: 5.6 g • Sugar: 5.9
Burger and slaw only – (no bun, no cheddar cheese):
Servings: 5 • Size: 1 burger w/ slaw • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 6 pts (no slaw, 5)
Calories: 208 • Fat: 9.5 g • Protein: 24.3 g • Carb: 6.7 g • Fiber: 1.6 g • Sugar: 1.9 g
** To make these burgers gluten free, you can sub the breadcrumbs for gluten-free oats.
- 1 1/2 cups broccoli slaw
- 1/4 cup skinny blue cheese dressing
- 1.25 lbs 93% lean ground turkey
- 2/3 cup grated carrots (grate in food processor)
- 1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
- 1 clove garlic, grated
- 1 tbsp red onion, grated
- 1/4 cup Franks Hot Sauce
- salt and fresh pepper
- oil spray
- 5 slices reduced fat cheddar
- 5 whole wheat burger buns (I used Martin’s 100 calorie Potato Whole Wheat Buns)
*In a medium bowl combine broccoli slaw and skinny blue cheese dressing. Set aside.
*In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, carrots, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Makes 5 equal patties, 5.5 oz each.
*Heat a large skillet on high heat. When hot, lightly spray the oil. Add burgers to the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low.
*Cook on one side until browned 4-5 minutes, then flip. Cook another 4 minutes or until burgers are cooked all the way through (keep heat medium-low to prevent burning); top with cheese and place on a toasted burger buns topped with broccoli slaw.
*If grilling, clean grill well before cooking and spray with oil spray to prevent sticking.
*Freezer Tip: To freeze raw, place them on a baking sheet with wax paper in between, when frozen transfer to ziplock bags.
*To freeze cooked, you can fully cook them, then freeze in ziplock bags for quick meals; to re-heat you can microwave or thaw first then place on a skillet.
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