Thursday, March 20, 2014

Chipotle Turkey Burgers

I have finally figured out how to make turkey burgers without the egg and breadcrumbs! I was craving chipotle in adobo the other day so I decided to do chipotle turkey burgers. I served mine with some melted cheddar and a Greek yogurt "aioli" on top, as well as some baked asparagus on the side.

Grilled Chipotle Turkey Burgers

Ingredients (serves 4):
1lb 99% fat free ground turkey
2 cloves garlic, diced
1/4 white or red onion, diced
2 chipotle peppers in adobo, diced
1Tbl adobo sauce from the peppers
1/2 of a 4.25oz can of diced green chilis
1/4 avocado
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp chili powder

Combine all ingredients into a large bowl and let sit in fridge for at least 4 hours (I recommend overnight). Score into 4 patties and make a thumb indent in the middle of each. Grill on medium high heat, thumb side down, for 5 minutes on each side. Top with cheese one minute before they are done if you wish.

Greek Yogurt Aioli:
Combine the following
1 heaping Tbl Greek yogurt
1 tsp light mayonnaise
1 tsp adobo sauce
1 tsp garlic powder

Grilled Asparagus:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place asparagus spears on a sheet tray and toss with 2 tsp olive oil, salt, pepper, and 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes. Bake for 10 minutes.

Enjoy :)

Nutrition facts for one patty:
Calories: 153 (so healthy!)
Total Fat: 3g
Saturated fat: 0.3g
Cholesterol: 70mg
Sodium: 106.5mg
Carbohydrates: 3.5g
Fiber: 1.3g
Sugars: 1g
Protein: 28.7g