Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Lightened up Chicken & Turkey burgers

Friday night always seems to be our date night, the only night that we always seem to be at home together. What with Sean’s hockey coaching, hockey games, our ball practices and all the other things that creep up it can be hard to find a nice, quiet evening together. So that’s what we do on Fridays. We make a nice dinner, go for an evening walk and then curl up with Hobbes and watch the latest episode of Hannibal. Such a creepy show, but so interesting and it really keeps you hooked in!

Sean and I are burger lovers. We could eat burgers every night of the week and STILL want them on the weekends, I don’t know why. Although Sean loves meat, I’m not a big fan myself. Especially not of red meat (unless it’s a steak, but that’s another story) but when it comes to burgers I am just smitten. But all that heavy, greasy meat can really put a damper on the healthy living regime. So I decided I would try something new, and boy, was it successful!

These burgers are made with a mix of lean ground turkey and lean ground chicken, topped with creamy, garlicky guacamole and banana peppers for a little kick! You’ll be back for seconds, and feeling good about yourself, when eating these flavourful, juicy burgers!

Turkey Burgers

1 lb ground turkey
1 lb ground chicken
1 small onion, diced
2 TBSP finely chopped pickled jalapenos
1 egg, beaten
6 cloves garlic
1 tsp cumin powder
1 TBSP garlic powder
Salt & pepper to taste
2 TBSP grape seed oil

1.       Mix all ingredients, except grape seed oil, in a large bowl and form into patties
2.       Heat oil in a large skillet or grill pan over medium – high heat
3.       Fry patties until fully cooked through, flipping once
4.       Serve on toasted buns with Guacamole and your toppings of choice (I used feta, lettuce and banana peppers and non-fat Greek yogurt.)

-Toppings: Feta, tomato, lettuce, pickle, non-fat Greek yogurt, cucumber, banana pepper, anything you prefer


4 ripe avocados
¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
Juice of 1 lemon
6 cloves garlic
2 tsp cumin powder

1. add garlic to blender and pulse a few times until its chopped up
2. add rest of ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy



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