Although I have my favorite tried and true turkey burgers I have been experimenting with some new recipes. Variety is the spice of life they say so why not shake things up with the weekly menu! I used chipotle chili powder and it added some nice heat to these burgers! If you don’t like a lot of spice just cut back on the chili powder for a mild burger. This burger was a nice change of pace. I made a double batch and froze the leftovers to use for quick and easy meals in the coming weeks.
Barbecue Turkey Burgers
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, divided
- 2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
- 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
- 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound ground turkey
- Cooking spray
- 4 large leaf lettuce leaves
- 4 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
- 4 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns
Combine the onion, 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce, breadcrumbs, and the next 5 ingredients (breadcrumbs through turkey) in a medium bowl. Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1 1/2 inch-thick patty.
Heat a grill pan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Place patties in pan; cook 7 minutes on each side or until done. Note: Hubby Tom cooked these on the grill.
Place 1 lettuce leaf, 1 tomato slice, and 1 patty on the bottom half of each bun. Spread each patty with 1 1/2 teaspoons barbecue sauce. Cover with top halves of buns.
Yield: 4 Servings
Calories: 310, Fat: 7.6g,Protein: 29.9g, Carbohydrate: 28.5g, Fiber: 2.1g WWPP 8
Adapted from Cooking Light MARCH 2001
On day two of our mini vacation we went to one of my favorite places to visit Muir Woods National Monument located 12 miles North of the Golden Gate Bridge. The roads leading to Muir Woods are steep and winding. Muir Woods is an old growth redwood forest that is naturally calm and cool. We usually take visitors to Muir Woods and we never tire of going there. It’s one of the most peaceful and calming forests I have ever been to.
The main canyon floor has paved trails that are crowed with visitors. Arrive early to find a parking place. Dress in layers as the temperature fluctuates depending on where you are in the park.
Even though it’s crowded with people, it’s very quiet. It’s as though a sense of calm comes over everyone as they admire the trees and the forest. I can’t explain it, you really need to experience it for yourself.
We left the valley floor for the less traveled trails. Some of the trails were closed for repairs but we still managed to hike for 5 hours. It was mostly cool and shady. We stopped for a short break to rest and eat some fruit and cliff bars.
After our 5 hour hike we headed back to Mill Valley and went to Whole Foods to get a healthy lunch. We ate our lunch in the city park before going back to the hotel to clean up. We decided to walk to the movie theater and watch the new Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts movie “Larry Crowne.” It was a cute movie and a relaxing way to end a busy day.
I have spent the past couple of days going around to all of the stores I shop at to stock up the refrigerator, freezer and pantry. Katy and I made it to the Farmer’s Market yesterday and we came home with a bundle of goodies! The Kettle Corn is made right there at the Farmer’s Market and although it smells incredible I don’t even taste it as it’s just too hard to stop eating! We bought some plum jam that is made by the local Twin Peaks Orchard. I sampled the berries and the little salad tomatoes for lunch yesterday and they are divine!
Enjoy the lighter foods of summer!
Add Your Thoughts
Have you visited a place that you enjoy going back to again and again?
Do you find it easier to eat “light” during the summer months?
We never seem to tire of visiting San Francisco and the surrounding area. There is so much to see and do.
I find it much easier to eat light in the summer, filling up on seasonal fruit and veggies and getting in lots of walking.