So I really have to thank Smells Like Home and Pinterest for changing my life on this one. It seems pretty dramatic to say "changing my life" but I now know how to make a turkey burger that is juicy and delicious!!!! Seriously - how awesome is that?!!!
I also had help for dinner from LaaLoosh with some potatoes (more on that later)...first the burger!
Tara has a recipe up for a BBQ Chicken Burger - well as it often happens with me - I'm missing some ingredients or need to change things up a bit - but she gave me the base for my fantastic turkey burger!
Ground turkey is typically flavorless and dry - but oh so much healthier than ground beef - so finally finding a mixture that really adds flavor and juiciness was fantastic!
Crazy Juicy Flavorful Turkey Burgers!
- 1 lb ground turkey (breast if you can just get that)
- 1 shallot, minced
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 packet ranch seasoning
- 5 tbsp bbq sauce (homemade or store-bought), divided
Mix everything except for 3 Tbsp of the BBQ sauce together in a bowl. Heat your grill pan and spray with cooking spray. Divide the turkey mixture into 4 big burgers and grill on medium heat. While the burgers are grilling, baste with the remaining bbq sauce!
Now for the potatoes - I'm always in search of some creative Weight Watchers recipes that are simple! This was definitely that. These Ranch Roasted Red Potatoes were quick and simple and only 2 pts per serving.
Ranch Roasted Red Potatoes (from LaaLoosh.com)
- 12 oz red potatoes, washed and quartered
- 1 packet Ranch Dressing Dry Mix
- Non fat, olive oil cooking spray
- 1 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- In a large bowl add potatoes and spray lightly with the cooking spray. Then, add in the Ranch mix and salt, and toss well to coat each potato piece evenly.
- Spray a baking sheet with non stick cooking spray and spread out potatoes evenly on sheet.
- Bake in oven until potatoes are cooked through, and edges start to turn very dark brown, approximately 20-25 minutes. Serve immediately.
I had a pretty big packet of ranch seasoning and probably not 12 oz of potatoes - so I took the leftover ranch and threw it in with the burger mix. It definitely was a good addition! I realized just throwing in some spices and a little bbq sauce really adds a lot of flavor to what can be a pretty dull burger!