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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Lean and Green - Turkey Burgers

Lean and Green Turkey Burgers - Four ways!

These tasty Lean & Green turkey burgers are perfect for any summer BBQ. We couldn’t pick just one!
Which recipe are you choosing?
1) Greek 
2) Italian 
3) Jalapeño Popper 
4) Buffalo Slaw 

Optavia Lean and Green Turkey Burgers



Turkey Burger - 4 Ways
1 Lean | 3 Green | 2½ Condiments
Yield: 4 servings
Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients
Turkey Burgers:
1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
1 egg
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp salt
Cooking spray
1 medium head iceberg lettuce, cut into eight bun-sized pieces (8 green)

Greek Version:
1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp chopped red onion
1 Tbsp lemon juice
½ Tbsp chopped fresh dill
½ Tbsp chopped fresh mint
1 clove garlic, minced
4 large tomato slices
½ medium-sized cucumber, sliced diagonally to yield 8 cucumber slices
2 oz. reduced-fat crumbled feta

Italian Version:
4 slices reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
½ cup no sugar added tomato sauce
1 cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained
¼ cup grated parmesan

Jalapeño Popper Version:
4 large tomato slices
¼ cup light cream cheese, softened
4 slices turkey bacon, cooked according to package directions
2 jalapeños, seeded and sliced
½ cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar jack cheese

Buffalo Slaw Version:
2 cups broccoli slaw mix
1 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup hot sauce
1 tsp dry ranch dressing mix
3-4 slices reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Directions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six turkey burger ingredients. Shape into four burger patties.
  2. Grill method: Add burger patties to a lightly greased preheated grill rack, and grill covered until a meat thermometer reads 165 ℉, about 4 to 6 minutes per side. Stovetop method: Add burger patties to a lightly greased grill pan or griddle, and cook over medium high heat until a meat thermometer reads 165 ℉, about 4 to 6 minutes per side.
    1. For the Greek version: In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, onion, lemon juice, dill, mint, and garlic. Assemble burgers by topping a lettuce bun with one burger patty, one tomato slice, two cucumber slices, quarter-cup of yogurt sauce, half-ounce feta, and another lettuce bun.
    2. For the Italian version: Assemble burgers by topping a lettuce bun with one burger patty, one cheese slice, two tablespoons of tomato sauce, quarter-cup roasted red peppers, one tablespoon parmesan, and another lettuce bun.
    3. For the Jalapeño Popper version: Assemble burgers by topping a lettuce bun with one tomato slice, one burger patty, one tablespoon cream cheese, one turkey bacon slice, one-quarter of jalapeño slices, two tablespoons cheese, and another lettuce bun.
    4. For the Buffalo Slaw version: In a medium-sized bowl, combine broccoli slaw, yogurt, hot sauce, and ranch mix. Assemble burgers by topping a lettuce bun with one burger patty, one cheese slice, half-cup slaw mixture, and another lettuce bun.


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