Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Healthy Turkey (Almost) Burgers

One of my guilty pleasures is reality tv, and I love Bethenny Frankel. For those of you who don't who she is she was one of the housewives on The Real Housewives of New York City. She has since gotten her own show and she has published a few books on living a healthier lifestyle. I decided to try her turkey burger recipe on my husband and mother-in-law. Unfortunately, turkey meat isn't available in Norway (at least from what I could find at our store, not so many turkeys running around here : P) so I had to use ground chicken.  As she says on her website it is moist so that you don't have to use condiments, thus avoiding even more fat. I like recipes like this because you can be healthier without feeling like you are stuck eating salads for the rest of your life.


- 1 package ground white turkey (1.3 lbs)
-1/3 cup barbeque sauce
-1 tablespoon mustard
-1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1/3 cup bleu cheese (yummy!)
-4-6 whole wheat buns

All you do is mix everything in a bowl, slap some patties on a pan, cook for 5-6 minutes on each side, then put them on a bun and eat. For those of you who are noticing that there is no egg as a binding agent, they stick together surprisingly well, here is a photo of them mid flip

If you are still worried about the binding though you can add egg whites to the mixture before you put them in the pan. It tastes just like a regular burger without the guilt.

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