Friday, January 20, 2012

Healthier Eating - Turkey Burgers

When hubby works out he does P90-X.  If you know the program you know it is super intense, a very hard workout program that comes with a recommended eating plan and recipes.
Here is the best part, it works!  It works really well, but the workouts are way too intense for me, however the food is not.

Some of the recipes we have gotten from their book have become part of our regular everyday foods regardless of if we are working out or not, they are that good.

I thought I would share with you the turkey burger recipe since I made them just the other day.

Turkey Burgers

1 lb. ground turkey breast
¼ cup dried breadcrumbs
½ cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1-2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
2 green onions, finely chopped
4-6 dashes Worcestershire sauce
Freshly ground black pepper

Place all of the above ingredients in a large bowl and mix well (hands make a great tool).
Shape into burger patties (make sure to make these the same size as your bun since they will not shrink in the cooking process like beef patties do).

BBQ until done, and serve with your favourite toppings.

You will notice there is no salt added to this recipe, I find that as long as you are serving it with cheese, you don’t really need the salt, but if you are not going to have cheese, you might want to add ½ to 1 teaspoon of salt.

When I make these, we use pretty large buns so I get about 6 patties, smaller burger buns would yield more patties obviously, since I don’t need 6 burger patties for one meal, I freeze them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, then once frozen, remove and place them all in a large Ziplok bag.  They barbecue super well from frozen.

Source: recipe adapted from P-09X meal plan recipe book.

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