Healthy Burger Recipes: Thai Turkey Burgers, Jalapeño Popper Burgers

May 25 2017
Memorial Day weekend is almost here, so get ready for cookouts and burgers! Don't serve up the same ol' boring burger patties. We've got much better options...

Hungry Girl's Healthy Totally Thai Turkey Burgers Recipe

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1/4th of recipe (1 patty with 1/4 cup slaw): 224 calories, 10g total fat (3g sat fat), 423mg sodium, 7.5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 25.5g protein

SmartPoints®
value 6*

Flavorful patties topped with peanutty slaw... This recipe is a game-changer!

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

Slaw

1 1/4 cups bagged cole slaw mix

2 tbsp. Thai peanut salad dressing or sauce with 65 calories or less per 2-tbsp. serving (like Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Organic Peanut Sauce)

1 tbsp. chopped peanuts

 

Burgers

1 lb. raw lean ground turkey (7% fat or less)

1/2 cup shredded carrots, finely chopped

1/3 cup chopped scallions

2 tbsp. egg whites (about 1 large egg's worth) or fat-free liquid egg substitute

2 tbsp. Thai peanut salad dressing or sauce with 65 calories or less per 2-tbsp. serving (like Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Organic Peanut Sauce)

1 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro

1 tsp. chopped garlic

3/4 tsp. ground ginger

1/4 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. black pepper

Directions:

In a medium bowl combine all slaw ingredients. Mix well, and refrigerate until ready to serve.

In a large bowl, thoroughly mix all burger ingredients. Evenly form into 4 patties about 1/2 inch thick.

Bring a grill sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Grill patties for 5 minutes with the grill cover down.

Flip patties. With the grill cover down, grill for 5 more minutes, or until cooked through.

Top each patty with 1/4th of the slaw (about 1/4 cup).

MAKES 4 SERVINGS

Hungry Girl's Healthy Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Burger Patties Recipe

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1/4th of recipe (1 patty): 227 calories, 8g total fat (4g sat fat), 425mg sodium, 9.5g carbs, 1.5g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 27.5g protein

SmartPoints®
value 5*

If you love the combination of hot peppers and creamy cheese, you need these decadent stuffed burgers in your life!

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

3/4 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup light/reduced-fat cream cheese

1/4 cup jarred jalapeño peppers, drained and roughly chopped

1/2 tsp. + 1/8 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. + 1/8 tsp. onion powder

1 lb. raw extra-lean ground beef (4% fat or less)

1/3 cup whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs

1/4 cup (about 2 large) egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute

1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper

Directions:

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion until softened and browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl.

Add cream cheese, chopped jalapeño peppers, 1/8 tsp. garlic powder, and 1/8 tsp. onion powder. Mix until uniform.

In a large bowl, thoroughly mix all remaining ingredients, including remaining 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, and remaining 1/2 tsp. onion powder. Divide into four portions.

Divide one portion in half, and flatten each half into a thin patty. Place 1/4th of cream cheese mixture (about 3 tbsp.) in the center of one patty. Top with the other patty, and squeeze edges to seal, forming one stuffed patty. Repeat to make 3 more stuffed patties.

Bring a grill sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Grill patties for 4 minutes with the grill cover down.

Flip patties. With the grill cover down, grill for 4 more minutes, or until cooked to your preference.

MAKES 4 SERVINGS

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