Turkey Burgers

by Shannon on March 7, 2011

in Batch Cooking,In the Kitchen,Weight Watchers PointsPlus

If you ask me … and you didn’t, but I’m saying anyway … every freezer should have a stash of batch-cooked turkey burgers. I know when you think “burger” you don’t automatically think “turkey” in front of that. But that might only be because you’ve never tried them. They’re truly delicious, and so much lower in fat and calories than those made of beef. If you’re following Weight Watchers, these patties are 3 PointsPlus each.

Turkey Burgers

  • 3 lbs ground turkey breast (I buy the 4-pack from Costco)
  • 1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 TBSP Tony’s Creole seasoning
  • 1 TBSP minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 – 1 onion, chopped

I personally love red onion in this, but in the spirit of “use what you have on hand,” just … use what you have on hand.

Mix all ingredients well. Scooping out a mounded 1/3 cup amount, form into fairly flat patties and place on a lightly sprayed broiling pan or cookie sheet.

Broil on high for about 4 minutes, then turn and flatten slightly. These shrink up fast, so if you don’t press them halfway, they won’t fit on your Sandwich Thin. šŸ™‚ Broil for another 4 minutes.

Let the burgers cool on a rack …

… then pop them in a gallon-sized baggie, label and freeze.

I love these in Sandwich Thins:

They’re also great cooked in stewed tomatoes. I’ll put 5 patties in my cast iron pan and pour 1 or 2 cans of stewed (or diced … whatever you have) tomatoes and cook it down until almost all the liquid is evaporated. Served over rice and with a side of steamed asparagus … delish.

You could also divide these into little meatballs, brown slightly, and drop in spaghetti sauce to simmer for a few hours.

So … are you batch cooking yet?

WW PointsPlus = 3 per pattie

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