Lean Body Turkey Taco Burgers

This recipe is quick, tastes great and provides a twist on the classic hamburger.  When making these burgers, feel free to use ground chicken breast or 93% lean beef; you can experiment with the lean protein source that you like best, although for this recipe I used ground turkey breast.

What makes this meal unique is the vegetables, seasoning and cheese added to the mix before cooking.  These burgers taste like your biting into cheesy, meaty goodness; however the slight amount of cheese per burger allows for this “guilty” taste without going overboard with excess fat and the lean turkey breast provides excellent muscle fuel.

Turkey Taco Burgers
Serves: 8
Ingredients:
 2 lbs. Ground Turkey breast
2 ea.  Purple onions, diced
2 ea. Tomatoes, chopped into small cubes
½ pkt. Taco seasoning
1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
Salt & Pepper, to taste

Method of Preparation:
1.  In a large glass bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
2. Form the mixture into 8 patties
3. Place the patties on a Foreman grill or flat-top griddle and cook until an inserted thermometer reaches 165 degrees.

You can easily make these burgers in larger batches and store them in plastic food containers for easy reheating.  For added variety, feel free to substitute sweet potatoes or whole wheat pasta instead of brown rice and grilled asparagus or steamed spinach instead of corn.

Johnathan Zamora
The Fit Chef

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  1. Johnathan Zamora

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    May 29, 2011 10:07 pm

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