Buffalo turkey burgers

2 Mar

So, I made these tonight, and I liked them pretty well. Now, you should know something about me. I’m really not a burger girl. If given 5 options on a menu, a burger would be in the bottom 2 choices nearly every time. But, for the sake of trying new things, and keeping my (burger eating) family happy, I tried this one today. In my approximation, it wasn’t bad. My husband really seemed to like it (he’s a burger guy). I will say this. Serve it with a soft cheese. I used goat cheese, which added a lot of flavor and went well with the hot burger. I imagine blue cheese would work well too, if you’re into that kind of thing.

Ingredients:

– 1 lb ground turkey
– 1 1/2 tbsp franks hot sauce
– 2 tbsp minced garlic
– 2 teaspoons ground cumin
– 2 tsp chili powder
– salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Mix turkey, hot sauce, garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper together. Mix well.

2. Separate meat into 4 equal sections.

3. Form 4 patties. I like to roll out a sheet of plastic wrap, lie my meat balls down, cover with another sheet of plastic, and smoosh them out that way. It’s less messy.

4. Heat a non-stick skillet on the stove, and spray with nonstick spray.

5. Cook patties about 4 1/2 minutes on each side, or until meat reaches 165* in center.

Makes 4 Servings: 1 Patty Only= 160 calories

TOP IT:

For me, the most important thing with this burger, is how you top it! I used 90 calorie buns. I sprayed them with fat free spray butter and grilled them to toast the edges. Then I topped each burger as follows:

Bottom bun: 1 tbsp goat cheese, 1 tbsp chopped onion, 1 tsp franks red hot sauce
Top bun: Romaine lettuce, 1 tsp light ranch dressing

1 Burger topped as listed above: 284 Calories

Patty alone= appx. 4 weight watchers points plus
topped as mine= appx 7 weight watchers points plus

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