Monday, February 23, 2009

A Breakthrough

I'm not going to lie to you, but JC food is expensive. However, my consultant and I talked about the cost and this week I'm allowed to have my own cereal. Not only that, I will be able to make my own turkey burgers in the coming weeks. I have to be careful about what I put in and on those burgers. There will be no full fat cheese, mayo (unless it's fat free), bacon, etc. That means I must get creative. C, my consultant, says a good turkey burger can be made w/a pound of lean ground turkey, a can of green chiles (love those), some onion and garlic. For my topping, I'd use a nice mild salsa.

How would you jazz up a pound of ground turkey to make juicy and tasty burgers? And please don't say, switch the turkey for an 80/20 mix of ground sirloin and chuck. You'll make me cry.


Mrs. L said...

Actually adding green chilies sounds like a great idea. How about maybe some chilies in adobo for a different taste? Would turkey bacon be allowed? Pickled onions or would that be too much salt? Okay, now I'm craving a turkey burger with green chilies!

And the cost of any of these plans where they provide the food is just too expensive right now, that's why we haven't done it.

AJ said...

The cost can definitely be prohibitive. I had to do something so I've made some adjustments in our budget elsewhere to afford this.

E. Lee said...

My boyfriend loves "Greek" turkey burgers so much, he won't eat the real thing now. I use feta, red onion, dill, mint, lemon juice, breadcrumbs and egg white. If JC gives her blessing, I'd make a fat-free yougurt/garlic/cucumber sauce and maybe put them in a warmed pita. :)