Friday, October 9, 2009

Chicken Parm Burgers, without the chicken

I really have been wanting to try chicken parm burgers, but there was only 1 small package of ground chicken left at my grocery store. Of course, there were several large packages of ground turkey meat. Honestly, I think that they both kind of taste the same, so I figured what the heck and I made my burgers with turkey meat. They came out plump and with lots of flavor from the seasonings. They tasted just as good as chicken meat and paired with a caesar salad and homemade croutons, it was a lighter take on an italian dinner that hit the spot just right.

Turkey Parm Burgers
makes apprx 4 burgers
For Patties
1.5 lbs Ground Turkey Meat
1/4 C breadcrumbs, plain
2 tbsp Italian Seasoning, unsalted
1.5 tbsp Garlic Powder
1/2 Bundle of Parsley, chopped
2 tsp Percorino
For Topping/Assembly
Pasta Sauce (I used roasted garlic and tomato)
4 Slices Provolone Cheese
4 Whole Wheat Buns (I used 100 calorie sliders)

Mix all and form into patties. Set aside in the refridgerator to let seasonings mix, however long you'd like. I left in for about 40 minutes.

Heat skillet to medium/high and place burgers inside. Cook for about 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Add pasta sauce to the top of each, followed by a slice of provolone and put lid on. The cheese should hold in the sauce and melt to the edges of the patties. When you see the cheese melted take out of skillet and onto buns. Plate and serve!

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