Clean, Mean Turkey Burgers

Hey Everyone!

Summer is on its way!  So is grilling food full of sodium and preservatives…(who doesn’t love a hot dog or burger, amIright???)

The good news??  There are ways to clean it up so you’re not gorging yourself on poor choices every night, retaining water, gaining weight, and clogging your poor arteries with trans fats.

Turkey or chicken burgers are a great alternative to fattier meats – but watch out – many processed burgers add tons of sodium, sugar, or other additives to make them “taste better”. The best way to avoid this is making them yourself.

Clean, Mean Turkey Burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Ground Turkey
  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 Tbsp. of Natural BBQ Sauce
  • Palm Full of Basil
  • Palm Full of Oregano
  • Palm Full of Smoked Paprika
  • Palm Full of Garlic Powder (I totes ran out so this batch didn’t have any)
  • Sea Salt and Pepper to Taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 350.  Prepare broiling pan by lining it with tin foil. I like using this pan because it allows the an excess fat to drop away from the burger. Lightly grease the pan with EVOO using a paper towel. Add all ingredients into a large metal bowl and mix with hands until all ingredients are fully incorporated. I also have learned a lot from my sista from another mista Rachael Ray. She has amazing burger tips that I have used since I learned them. Always press the ingredients into the bottom of the bowl and use your finger to draw two intersecting lines to create four evenly portioned burgers. It’s hard to tell from the pic, but trust me. 😉 Form the patties making them thinner in the center and larger toward the ends. Burgers always plump in the center so this causes them to have an even texture when fully cooked.  Bake 30 minutes until they have reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Each burger is 1❤️ and 1/2💛.

 Serve them and love them. 😘

– Ash

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