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Today was grocery shopping day. Our freezer still has quite a bit of chicken, ground beef and pork loin so we picked up some ground turkey and smokies – something different. We also restocked the vegetable stash. We need a bigger fridge for all the vegetables….every grocery day is fridge tetris day also.
In honour of the vegetable restock, I made salad, because why wouldn’t I? Also, we grabbed a bag of salad toppers (sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and cranberries in tamari spice) – has a few carbs, but it’s seeds and you don’t need a whole bunch.
Because the turkey was thawed, I figured it would be turkey burgers for supper….it is chilly outside though, so no one was volunteering to barbeque, therefore I just pan fried them in a cast iron pan.
I warned everyone that I was not making burger buns and we could just wrap those rascals in lettuce – there were no objections. Wise decision. 🙂
- 1 lb ground turkey (or chicken or beef or pork)
- 4-5 TB of caesar dressing
- ½ tsp minced garlic
- ¼ cup of panko crumbs to bind (use pork rinds if you’re keto, I had enough carbs left in my day to be lazy about things)
- 60 g of cheddar cheese
Mix the turkey, dressing and crumbs together – be nice, though. The rougher you are, the tougher the burger.
Split the meat into four approximately even balls.
Cut or grate the cheese so there will be approximately 15 grams of cheese in each burger. Set the cheese on the top of a ball of meat and push down a bit. Fold the edges of the meat up around the cheese and close it all in.
Smush each of them down a bit – they are pretty sticky so you’ll probably have limited success. 🙂
I pan fried these until the cheese started to ooze out. I did cook them covered which helped to keep them moist. I only flipped them once, and once I had flipped them, I offset the lid a bit to help dry the pan a little.
The dressing isn’t very noticeable, but there’s definitely a savoury flavour.
They were really good. I fried up some mushrooms to go with the burgers and salad and we called that supper. Felt like warm weather food, even though it wasn’t especially warm.
4 Servings 300 calories 3g carbs 21g fat 27g protein 297mg sodium