I haven’t posted a recipe in awhile and with grilling season coming up I thought I would post this recipe for Turkey Burgers. They are soooo good. I was a little disappointed this week because I only lost .6 lbs. but at least I lost and not gained. I only have to lose 2.8 pounds to get the present my daughter has for me when I get down to 275. She leaves Thursday for Vegas for 10 days and I doubt I will be able to do it before she leaves which means I’ll have to wait until she gets back. That’s OK, I am a very patient woman. My total weight loss is 67 pounds. I’ll be happy when I reach 70 pounds. It sounds better then 67. I am 1/3 of the way to my goal with no signs of giving up. I swear, if I can do it anyone can.
|Teriyaki Turkey Burgers
1 1/4 pound lean ground turkey
In a large bowl, combine turkey, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, teriyaki sauce, chopped scallions, cilantro and egg white; mix thoroughly with your hands or a spoon.
Make 4 burgers, about 3 1/2-inches across and 3/4-inches wide.
Place burgers on a nonstick baking tray; coat with cooking spray. Flip burgers and coat other side with cooking spray.
Place burgers on heated grill (or grill pan) and cook, flipping once, until fully cooked, about 5 to 7 minutes per side. A few minutes before burgers are done, place whole scallions on center of grill and cook, turning once, until bright green and charred, about 2 minutes.
Remove burgers and scallions to a plate; lightly toast rolls on grill. Serve each burger on a roll topped with 2 scallions.
I don’t add cilantro and I don’t grill those 8 medium scallions and put them on top. If I happened to have cilantro I might use it but fresh cilantro is not a staple in our home. I usually throw a slice of tomato on top and spread a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese on the roll which adds one more point.