Buffalo Turkey Burgers

Turkey burgers with a cayenne pepper kick! Here’s a fun way to turn boring turkey burgers into something a little more exciting. If you’re a buffalo wing fan, you’ll love the flavours in this turkey burger topped with a broccoli slaw tossed with a home made blue cheese dressing.

 

Buffalo Turkey Burgers & Blue Cheese Broccoli Slaw

Buffalo Turkey Burgers & Blue Cheese Broccoli Slaw

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups broccoli slaw
  • 1/4 cup low fat blue cheese dressing
  • 1.25 lbs 93% lean ground turkey
  • 2/3 cup grated carrots (grate in food processor)
  • 1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 tbsp red onion, grated
  • 1/4 cup Hot Sauce
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • oil spray
  • 5 slices reduced fat cheddar
  • 5 whole wheat burger buns

Method

  1. In a medium bowl combine broccoli slaw and skinny blue cheese dressing. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, carrots, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Makes 5 equal patties, 5.5 oz each.
  3. Heat a large frying pan on high heat. When hot, lightly spray the oil.
  4. Add burgers to the pan and reduce the heat to medium-low.
  5. Cook on one side until browned 4-5 minutes, then flip.
  6. Cook another 4 minutes or until burgers are cooked all the way through (keep heat medium-low to prevent burning); top with cheese and place on a toasted burger buns topped with broccoli slaw.

Serves 5 – Serving Size: 1 Burger – Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 358, Fat: 15g, Protein: 38g, Carbohydrate: 23g, Fibre: 6g, Sugar: 6g

Burger and slaw only – (no bun, no cheddar cheese):
Calories: 208, Fat: 9g, Protein: 24g, Carbohydrate: 7g, Fibre: 2g, Sugar: 2g

If you are grilling the burgers, clean the grill well before cooking and spray with oil to prevent sticking.

Low Fat Blue Cheese Dressing

Low Fat Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 6 oz fat free Greek yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp light mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. In a small bowl, mash blue cheese and yoghurt together with a fork.
  2. Stir in mayonnaise, lemon juice, vinegar, and garlic powder until well blended.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Makes 1 cup.

Serves 8 – Serving Size: 2 tablespoons – Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 47, Fat: 3g, Protein: 3g, Carbohydrate: 2g, Fibre: 1g