Turkey Burgers are one of my favorite easy go to meals for week nights. They go together quickly, take only about 20 minutes to cook in a skillet or on the BBQ. You can make a double batch and freeze them for future use. Serve them up on a whole wheat bun or to save some carbs, place a patty on top of a bed of baby greens. Check out the recipe archives for Burgers and see all the different turkey burger recipes my family enjoys! Not only did I make this new recipe last night but I also made a batch of Katy’s favorites the Asian Burgers.
College classes started again this week so I need to have some items in the freezer so Katy and David can heat and eat when it works for their schedule. After a day of classes and commuting the last thing they want to do when they get home is cook! The key to heating up turkey burgers is to do it on a lower power like 5 in the microwave. It heats them up gently without cooking the life right out of them!
This new Turkey Cheese burger recipe is adapted from an Everyday Food recipe. It called for 1 1/2 pounds of lean ground turkey to make only 4 burgers! That is way to big for me so I made the recipe into 6 patties. These are so moist and full of cheesy goodness! You are going to love them!
The blend of cheeses also keeps the cost down. Gruyere can be expensive on it’s own. Trader Joe’s has awesome prices on their cheese selections and if you can’t use them up before they expire just put them in a freezer bag and freeze until you need it. Be sure and print off a copy of my Trader Joe’s Shopping list!
Turkey Cheese Burgers
- 1 1/2 pounds lean ground turkey (93/7)
- 1/2 cup Gruyere cheese — shredded (or Trader Joe’s Swiss/Gruyere mixed, shredded cheese)
- 4 each scallions — thinly sliced including the green part
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs, dried
- 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
- 1 each garlic clove — minced
- salt and pepper — to taste (Or use Cavender’s Greek Seasoning – my favorite)
In a medium bowl mix all ingredients with a fork and gently combine. Form into 6 equal size patties. Preheat grill or a nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Lightly oil grill or spray pan with nonstick spray. Place patties on grill or in frying pan, cook turning once until patties are completely cooked through, about 7-10 minutes per side depending on heat source.
Yield: 6 Servings
Per Serving : 229 Calories; 12g Fat; 27g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 83mg Cholesterol; 277mg Sodium. WWPP 6
Adapted from Everyday Food
I wish I could tell you that we ate healthy while we were out of town but the truth is we ate tons of comfort food! That’s what happens when you are dealing with a lot of stress, in a different time zone and not able to cook your own food or eat at regular times.
Even with my mouth issues going on and the limitations on what I could eat I still managed to come home with a few extra pounds! My sister in law introduced me to Peach Martini’s – oh my goodness they are delicious! I limited myself to one at a time, but I know it was full of calories.
I also enjoyed all of my favorite hometown favorite foods. Since I couldn’t bite into anything I became quite skilled with my fork and knife at cutting everything into pieces! Yes, that was me you saw diligently cutting my favorite Valentino’s pizza, sandwiches, onion chips, Runzas and everything else into little fork fulls of yumminess! Of course my mom made me a belated birthday cake and all of my favorite foods. I enjoyed every fork full!
Back to reality, the bathroom scale and clothes that are a little snug. Hubby Tom and I have resumed our walking routine and even though I am in no mood to cook I am making myself cook healthy meals. Since David started back to college classes this week and Katy has begun her teaching credential program and she starts student teaching during the day and taking classes at night that is good motivation for me to be sure and have healthy meals prepared for them.
As a mom and caregiver, it’s so much easier for me to do what’s right when it’s for someone else! Why is that?
Add Your Thoughts
With summer almost over and Fall just around the corner where are you with your weight, healthy eating and exercise routine?
What are your go to quick meals for weeknights?