I think that very few people out there don’t like to eat hamburgers. One real caveat though, the better the burger, the more fat it has. Therefore, we need to come up with new ways to eat the same stuff that we used to eat regularly, at home and at fast food restaurants. So I came up with my super delicious, moist and healthy version of Turkey Burgers and my husband loves it. So it will continue to be turkey burgers galore indefinitely, for sure!
Approx. Prep and Cook Time: 30 to 35 Minutes
Approximate Cost: $10.79 or $5.40 per serving
Difficulty Level: Easy
Allergens, Other: 100% Gluten Free
½ lb. 99% fat free ground turkey ($2.25)
1 ½ tbsp. minced onion (.30)
1 tsp. minced dry garlic (.20)
1 tsp. Angie’s dry seasoning (.30)
1 tbsp. Angie’s basting olive oil (.60)
1 large eggplant, rinsed, pat dry and cut lengthwise in 3 pieces ($1.75)
2 tbsp. of Angie’s homemade pesto or the one of your choice ($1.25)
2 Roma tomatoes, rinsed, pat dry and sliced (.99)
1 red onion, peeled and sliced (.40)
2 c. organic baby spinach ($1.50)
1 large avocado ($1.25)
Prep the eggplant as I mentioned above, sprinkle with salt and allow to sweat for 10 minutes.
Rinse all the salt, pat dry and set aside until time to sear it.
Season the turkey with minced onion, minced dry garlic, my dry seasoning and basting olive oil. Mix well and make 2 large burgers out of it. Refrigerate.
In a skillet over med-high with 1 tbsp. of basting oil, place the eggplant skin side on first.
After it cooks for a while, flip it to get both, cooked and grill marks. Then add the onions to get them golden brown. Remove briefly and set aside and add the burgers to cook 100%, about 4-5 minutes.
Now spread pesto generously over the eggplant slices.
Meanwhile, while the burgers cook, slice the tomatoes and avocado.
Start plating by placing the spinach over the plate, top with the eggplant slice and follow my slide presentation to complete the dish
NOTE: Oh, and what do I do with the 3rd slice of eggplant? I diced it and stir fry it with pork tenderloin chunks and broccoli. Boom!
Angie’s Dry Seasonings: http://www.angieslifehacks.com/family-life/oven-roasted-bacon-chicken-and-angies-seasonings
Angie’s Basting Olive Oil: www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/the-flavor-series-recipe-2-angies-basting-olive-oil
Angie’s Homemade Pesto http://www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/angies-homemade-basil-pesto-sauce
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