Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Turkey Burgers and Zucchini Fries

     In an effort to avoid eating a lot of red meat, I have started making turkey burgers instead of regular burgers. Not only are we avoiding red meat, but making your own fresh patties is so much better than frozen burgers!


1.25 pounds ground turkey 
1/3 cup cheese (I have used monterey jack, cheddar and pepper jack...all delish!)
1 Tblsp. ketchup
1 tsp. minced garlic (or a couple teaspoons garlic powder)
5 whole wheat buns 


1. Mix together the meat, cheese, garlic and ketchup. 
2. Divide into 5 sections. 
3. With damp hands, roll each section into a ball then press into a patty. 
4. Cook on the grill until no longer pink in the middle. 
5. Serve on whole wheat buns with lettuce and tomato. 

     As a side dish, make some Baked Zucchini Fries/Circles. I found the recipe here at Two Peas and Their Pod. Instead of making them into fries, I cut them into circles. This way I was able to slice them thinner and make them more crunchy! Serve with some light ranch dip. 


  1. yum. my kind of meal! i love zucchini! (especially fried;) yeehaw!)
    really loving your blog!

  2. wow! those look gorgeous! I'm definitely trying this recipe :D