Yep, you can even lighten up a cheeseburger! Don’t give them up – here’s how! They calculate 360 calories per burger – which may be less depending on your bun. I use Healthy Life buns without the HFCS and using whole grains.
This is also my new favorite way to cook burgers. Since the kids don’t like them pink, I have to cook them well done or almost well done normally and without it getting too dry. Covering the skillet keeps the burger more moist. The Bobby Flay burger I made before was good, but this method just seemed easier.
Cheeseburgers – Light Version
1 slice of white bread, remove crust and chop
2 Tb. skim milk
4 oz. 99% ground turkey breast (lean!)
2 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
12 oz. 93% lean ground beef
1 tsp. canola oil
4 slices reduced fat American Cheese (Boar’s head is a good brand)
4 hamburger buns, toasted
1. Just like a meatball, in a large bowl: mix up the bread and milk. Then mix in your turkey, Worchestershire, salt and pepper.
2. Sprinkle the beef over the turkey mix to make a more homogenous mixture. Divide this into 4 hamburger patties. You want 1/2″ thick and 4.5″ wide.
3. In a big non-stick skillet (or cast iron), heat up the oil on MEDIUM. Add your hamburger patties and COVER. Cook minutes. Flip. COVER. Cook 2 more minutes. You can add cheese at this point for those that want cheese on theirs. COVER. Cook about 1-3 minutes or until the burger is at 160 degrees.* Then serve with bun and any veggies you like!
*The burger needs to be well done since you have some ground turkey in there. Don’t want getting anybody sick now.
Lillian Anderson Mahoney says
If using Turkey, I would grind my own with all the recent bad news concerning ground turkey