Friday, July 6, 2012

Philly Turkey Burgers

With the temperatures hitting 100 or more everyday, I have been looking for new dinners that won't heat up the kitchen and house. When you eat a cold sandwich or salad for lunch though, you don't want it again for dinner. Also, I try (notice the word to make our dinners fairly healthy. So here's what I came up for dinner one night this week and it was fabulous... Philly Turkey Burger. I already had all the ingredients on hand and hopefully you will too.

1 cup Sliced Peppers and Onions (I used the frozen variety)
4 slices of Cheese (I used White American)
4 Buns 
4 Turkey Patties (I used Jennie-O 1/4 lb All Natural Frozen)
2 Tbsp of oil (I used Vegetable Oil)
Cooking Spray
Salt and Pepper, optional

1. Preheat Grill or Grill Pan that has been lightly sprayed with nonstick grilling spray
2. Preheat Saute Pan or Skillet over Med-High heat.
3. After pan has heated, add oil to the pan. Keep at Med-High heat. Oil will shimmer when it's ready. 
4. After grill or grill pan is heated (I use a Breville Indoor Grill set to 375 degrees for turkey burgers), place the patties on the grill. Grill each side for 5 minutes until they are 165 degrees .
5. When the oil is ready, add vegetables to the pan. Stir or toss the veggies constantly as they cook. After the vegetables soften and just begin to brown, they are ready. Usually this can be anywhere from 6-10 minutes. Mine took about 10 minutes because I started with frozen.
6. Spray the tops and insides of your buns with Pam Butter spray. Then toast in the toaster and remove to a plate. This will help the buns be able to hold the thick, juicy veggies that will top this burger.
7. Place a patty on each of the bun bottoms, top each patty with 1/4 cup of your sauted veggies, Season to taste,  top the veggies with 1 slice of cheese each, and then top with a bun top. If you're feeling particularly bad, you can smear a bit of mayo on the bun before you top the burger. 

Makes 4 Servings

These were SOOO good. The hubby usually balks at burgers made from turkey, but he actually liked these. So to recap... they didn't heat up the kitchen, they were quick, they were tasty, they were relatively healthy, cheap to make, easy to make, the hubs liked these will definitely be made in our house again.

Grab the Printable Recipe HERE.

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