One request that we constantly get is for healthy recipes that taste good. This recipe is always a favorite, and can be incorporated into any cookout, party, tailgate, or just family dinner. It can be put on a healthy burger bun, or sometimes we use a nice firm romaine lettuce, or iceberg lettuce as the bun. Give it a try – hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 ribs celery, very finely chopped
1 carrot, peeled and grated or very finely chopped
1 small onion, grated or very finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, grated or chopped
Salt and pepper
2 pounds ground turkey breast
1 rounded tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
1/4 cup hot sauce, such as Frank’s Red Hot (more or less to taste)
Sautee celery, carrots, onion and garlic in olive oil. Let cool for 7-8 minutes
Place the cooled vegetables and meat in a bowl. Season with Old Bay, hot sauce,
salt and pepper. Mix and form 12 patties. Heat cast-iron or other griddle or
grill. Add burgers to the hot pan or grill and cook 4 minutes on each side.
Serve burgers on HEALTHY whole grain slider size buns (such as a millet/flax bun from Sami’s Bakery). Top with lettuce, tomato, onion, mustard, avocado… Add hot sauce if desired.
Serve with carrot sticks and celery sticks.