I was craving a turkey burger the other night and although I normally have turkey patties on hand, this time I didn’t. What I had was one pound of ground turkey, so I decided to concoct my own. I went on the premise of what I would use if I were making meatloaf and went from there. I have to be honest, I don’t measure anything so I’m making a guestimate on how much I used. I usually just start pulling things out of the frig and cabinet and dump them in.
1 1lb 93% lean ground turkey (I used Perdue brand) (16 pts)
1/2 c. French Fried Onions (16 pts.)
2 Tbl. Reduced-Fat Ranch Dressing (3 pts)
1/4 cup. Italian style bread crumbs (4 pts)
1 tsp burger seasoning
2 tsp Olive Oil (2 pts)
Place the ground turkey in a bowl. Add the onions, dressing, egg, bread crumbs and burger seasoning and mix together, crushing the fried onions. Divide the turkey mixture into 5 patties. Saute in 2 Tsps. Olive Oil until brown on both sides.
By my calculations, one burger (one-fifth) of the total, would be roughly 8 pts. I know it was the French Fried Onions that ultimately gave this burger it’s delicious taste. You could definitely make two changes to this recipe to make it have a few less points; reduce the onions to 1/4 cup and use dried ranch seasoning. This would reduce the points to 6.