Thursday, February 2, 2012

The best EVER Turkey Burgers

I'm obsessed with the turkey burger from Yardhouse restaurant.  Its like nothing I've ever had and had to find a way to make it at home!  Success on my first try!!!  These burgers are not only healthy and low-fat, but packed with flavor and sure to please any crowd - including my red-meat-loving husband who usually orders the beef burger loaded with bacon and cheese.  He couldn't get enough of these burgers!  Plus there are shredded carrots and zucchini hiding with the meat to keep them moist and flavorful, so my toddler was eating veggies without even knowing it. 

I love, love, love these burgers!  Did I mention that they are the best turkey burgers I EVER had???  Husband and toddler approved, I hope you love them too!

Turkey Burgers with Roasted Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella
For the Burger itself:
1 lb ground turkey breast (sometimes labeled extra lean turkey) or ground chicken (I usually get whatever is cheaper)
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/2 cup grated zucchini
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
salt & pepper to taste
fresh mozzarella, sliced thin

Combine all the ingredients listed above (except for the mozzarella cheese) and form into 4-7 patties, depending on the size of your burger buns.  These burgers are very low in fat, which means they will not shrink, so make the burger the exact size that you want.   Cook in a frying pan or on a griddle for 5-7 min each side, being careful to only flip once so that you can allow a crispy, caramel-colored crust to form on the outside of the burger.
Once the burgers are done, turn off the heat and place one thin slice of fresh mozzarella and use a cover or tented piece of aluminum foil to melt the cheese.  Place on your favorite burger buns and top with the roasted tomatoes.   

For the roasted tomatoes:
These roasted tomatoes are so yummy, you won't need any other condiments!  another great way to cut added calories, salt, sugar & fat.  Plus the fresh mozzarella is delicious!

4-5 Roma tomatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick
Olive oil cooking spray
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
salt & pepper to taste
Preheat oven or toaster oven to 400 degrees.  Spray baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray and place the tomatoes in a single layer.  Spray the top of the tomatoes with the olive oil spray and sprinkle with garlic powder, oregano, salt and pepper.  Roast for 15-20 minutes.  Place on top of cheesy burgers and enjoy!!!

1 comment:

  1. yum- these sound delish! another recipe to print & make!