Saturday, July 27, 2013

WW and KK's Salsa Turkey Burger

A while back I tried a delicious Weight Watchers recipe for Salsa Burgers.  They were fantastic, made from beef, and used a couple ingredients we didn't have.  I knew they would make awesome turkey burgers because the green chilis add a lot of moisture; hence, these Salsa Turkey Burgers were born.

Salsa Turkey Burgers


  • 1 lb. Ground lean turkey
  • 1 lg. Egg
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 tbl Seasoned dried bread crumbs
  • 3 tbl Flaxseed Meal
  • 2 1/2 tbl Canned chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper

  • 4 Multi grain sandwich thins

  • 1/2 c Fat free salsa/ Rotel/ homemade salsa (tomatoes, onions, garlic, green chilis)

  • Instructions 

  • Combine first 11 ingredients in a medium bowl. With damp hands, form the mixture into 4 (1/2 inch thick) patties.
    (Ok, these are huge - go for it if you want, they're still pretty low-cal, but they could easily make 6 decent-sized patties.)

  • Spray a medium nonstick skillet w/ nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Add patties and cook until an instant-read themometer inserted in the side of each patty registers 160 (about 5-6 min each side for medium). We also covered with a piece of foil and added a bit of water to stem them a bit and keep them juicy - worked like a charm.)

  • Place the burger in the buns w/salsa. (The WW recipe called for salsa, last time we made it we did Rotel which was great, and this time we combined diced tomatoes, the rest of the green chilis, onion, and garlic - also good. Whatever you prefer.)

Yum! These were 1/4 pounders - HUGE and super filling! They calculated out to about just over 330 cals and 18g of fat. Like I said, these would be equally as filling at a smaller size. I think I will split the recipe to serve 6, instead of 4, next time around.

**Along with these awesome burgers, I also got in an amazing workout today! 100 squats, 100 wall push-ups, 100 jumping jacks, and a 9.5-minute-mile run after! I shaved almost 5 minutes off my time when I take the kids in the stroller!**

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  1. Hey there. I am a new follower and I blog over at where i share some of my infertility journey, a few favorite recipes, and just daily life. I would love for you to stop by and say hello soon! Have a great weekend!

  2. hello! Looks like a good recipe. Are you also doing WW?

    1. I had a lot of success with WW online, but don't use it now. I do LOVE their recipes!

  3. I love turkey burgers, but I've never tried them with salsa. Definitely planning on giving this recipe a go. I'd be thrilled if you'd come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays:

  4. New follower here :) I'm going to have to try this! My husband would LOVE them!

  5. That looks delicious! I'm going to have to try them. Thanks for linking up with us!

  6. Yum. That looks so good. I am a huge fan of a good sandwich. Especially because I don't cook a whole lot so anything that can be done quickly is best for me. Thanks for linking up.

  7. Those look delicious! The better the food is we make, the easier it is to stay on track and not feel deprived!

  8. first time at your blog! love the name... I have a two year old :o) Just wanted to let you know this will be featured at my weekend roundup.. Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations. The post will go up Friday night, but I'm going to be out of town, so I'm doing my commenting now :o) I'd love for you to add the featured button to this post, or pin, share, tweet about the feature... thanks! Happy Weekend! Emily

  9. Oh my goodness, this turkey burger sounds delicious! Thanks so much for partying with me :)

  10. Yum!! I love love love turkey burgers and can't wait to try your recipe! :) Michelle

  11. Yum! These look delicious! I'm going to pin this to try later. While healthy, turkey burgers need a flavor boost. I love the flavors you've included. I am visiting from the Pinworthy Projects party at Just Us Four.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

  12. You could put salsa on pretty much anything and I would be in love. Great idea to add it to a turkey burger. Thanks so much for sharing at the Pinworthy Projects Party this week!


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