Monday, December 17, 2012

Buffalo Turkey Burgers

I have a deep love for buffalo sauce. Surprisingly this love affair didn't start until a few years back, but now I can't get ewnough. Buffalo chicken on sandwiches, salads - buffalo wings - buffalo chicken dip -and now buffalo turkey burgers.

I always buy the 93% lean turkey meat, so it gets dried out pretty easily. I usually stuff them to make them moist and gooey, but last night I took this recipe to my burgers and the result was awesome! Thank you again, Skinny Taste! Our skinny burgers were full of flavor and not at all dry. I left out the slaw and topped ours with provolone and a little light blue cheese dressing. I prepared them on our grill pan and when it came time for cheese i just covered the tops with a saucepan lid to keep the heat in and melt it perfectly.

This is going into our nightly rotation, especially since it's one meal that I always have the ingredients for. Rolls and meat are always in the freezer :)

Buffalo Turkey Burgers (slightly adapted from SkinnyTaste)
1.25 lbs 93% lean ground turkey
2/3 cup grated carrots  
1/4 cup seasoned  breadcrumbs 
1 clove garlic, grated (I used garlic powder)
1 tbsp red onion, grated
1/4 cup Franks Hot Sauce
salt and fresh pepper
oil spray
5 slices provolone
5  burger buns 
*I only made 2 burgers. I basically just eyeballed all of the amounts since theres really no science to it*

In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, carrots, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Makes (5) equal patties.

Heat grill pan, or grill, and place burgers on grates. Cook for 4-5 minutes, until cooked about half way through. Flip and cook until done. Place cheese on top and let it melt.

Top your bun with light blue cheese dressing and tomato, or any other toppings you'd like.