Every burger lover needs a simple, good-for-you recipe they can call on whenever a craving strikes. You can also swap ground turkey for ground sirloin or bison and pile on sauteed mushrooms and caramelized onions.
- 1 pound ground turkey (at least 90 percent lean)
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 chopped onion (optional)
- 4 slices turkey bacon
- 4 slices reduced-fat cheese, any variety
- 4 whole-grain hamburger buns
- Lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, ketchup, mustard (optional)
- Combine turkey, ketchup, mustard, garlic powder, and onion, if desired, in a small bowl. Divide the mixture into 4 equal-sized portions and shape into burgers. Set aside.
- Coat a skillet with nonstick oil spray and warm it over medium heat. Add turkey bacon and cook until crispy, following package directions. Set the bacon aside on a paper towel to drain.
- Reapply nonstick oil spray to the skillet and cook turkey burgers about 5 minutes per side. When burgers are done, top each with 1 slice of cheese.
- Cover the skillet to allow the cheese to melt. Toast the bun.
- Once cheese has melted, place each cheeseburger on toasted bottom bun, and add 1 slice of cooked turkey bacon (split into two pieces) on top.
- Layer each with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, and a squirt of ketchup or mustard, if desired. Add top bun and dig in.
- Recipe courtesy of From Junk Food To Joy Food: All the Foods You Love to Eat...Only Better by Joy Bauer, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.N
Per serving: 425 kcal cal.. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet