I AM NOT A DIET BLOGGER.
However… I know that we (most people who read the Wifey and my friends in general) are still trying to drop those darn December lbs…SO- I decided to step out of my little Wifey box and create the *perfect* turkey burger.
Let’s just PAUSE right now- I know what you are thinking… “How can you possibly create the *perfect* turkey burger when you DONT EAT TURKEY?!?!?”
And I hear you.
But- lucky for me I have two very honest taste testers: My camera dude Jordan and Alex.
And PAUSE again- I know again what you’re thinking: “Well you are paying one of them and married to the other so…come on…how are they really gonna tell you if they like it or not!?”
Well- if they eat the entire plate I serve them- they like it.
If they rave about it- they really like it.
If Jordan texts me later about it…well then, it’s really a home run. (disclaimer- that hasn’t happened since the enchiladas… BUT Alex did say that this was – hands down- his #1 favorite recipe to date…soooooo)
But let’s get back to the real issue- a Turkey burger that will fill you up without weighing you down. You ready?
Let’s Get Wife’ed Up.
What You Need/grocery list:
- a half pound of ground turkey breast. * I got mine from the Whole Foods counter
- a half cup crumbled feta cheese
- a small zucchini
- half of a small yellow onion
- about 3 kalamata olives- chopped up
- a clove of roasted garlic (hit up your local deli salad bar for this OR take a bulb of garlic, drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil on top, wrap in foil and roast in oven set at 400 for 45 mins)
- salt and pepper and 1 tsp of ground parsley – dry is fine, if using fresh- mince it first- aka- cut it up super small
- 2 tsp vegetable oil
- a grater
What To Do:
- heat a large pan (not pot) on medium heat with about 2 tsps of vegetable oil
- chop your half of an onion until it’s in small bits (or minced)- throw it in a big bowl
- cut your zucchini in half- either long way or short. Grate the zucchini on the light side until you have about a cup’s worth or the whole thing is done- add it to the bowl
- grate your garlic- this doesn’t produce a lot of garlic- and that’s ok. Add it to the bowl.
- add the olive chop
- take your turkey meat and dump it into the bowl
- crumble the feta (if needed)- add it into the bowl
- add the seasoning
- use your hands and get duuuurty- mix everything together until you feel like it’s one big happy family
- roll 3 (or so) balls of the meat into patties and flatten. Add them to the heated pan- which is now on LOW heat
- let them cook for about 3 mins a side or until they are brown- but NOT burned. I normally flip them a few times to get an even patty.
- cut into them with your spatula (or fork) and make sure there is no pink meat- if it’s all white/grey- it’s all good.
- serve over greens, with a side of cucumber, or homemade “aioli”.
- dare your “loves” to question how these Burger Babies can possibly be so healthy – yet taste SO fantastic.
Watch me sizzle these babies HERE