Saturday, 25 July 2015

Lean Turkey Burgers

I love all kinds of meat, they are good source of protein and other nutrients. But when it comes to making healthy choices, choosing the right kind of meat becomes important. Turkey meat is a rich source of protein, iron, zinc, potassium... and when skinless is low in fat. Regular turkey consumption can help lower cholesterol.

I am currently on my weight loss journey and it has not been easy. It is even more difficult to be on this journey and still cook for the family. I honestly don't force about them not eating super healthy foods with me, I mean they are kids and also, I did not start the healthy eating with them early. They enjoy whatever they want but with caution. I also ensure they eat their vegetables but sometimes, they can be grumpy about it, which is absolutely fine in my book. So, what I do now, is switching healthy alternatives of what we normally eat, when possible! That way, we all enjoy as a family.

So today, instead of having our normal beef burger, we had lean turkey burgers. These burgers are so tasty and perfect for the weekend, when you want to treat the family. Here is how to make these burgers...


520g lean turkey breasts, chopped into square
Handful of basil
1/2 teaspoon ground garlic
1/2 teaspoon maggi season up
1/4 cup grated cheese
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 small onion, chopped roughly (optional)
pinch of salt
1 small egg


Put all ingredients in a food processor, whizz until smooth and thoroughly combined.

Divide the turkey mixture into  six portions. If you have a burger press, line it with cling film, place a portion burger mixture, cover with cling film and press (just as seen in the picture).

If you don't have a burger press, slightly damp your hand and shape the portions into even sized burgers. Transfer burgers onto a plate and put in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour.

Heat up a grill/griddle pan over  high heat. Cook the burgers for 5 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Serve with burger buns or eat with salad leaves.

This recipe serves 6 and you can add whatever spices you want; make it unique to you.


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  1. Your pictures look nice and this looks amazing, can't wait to try it 👌

  2. Can I use minced beef for burger?

  3. Hi, I used beef in place of turkey, and when I took it to the pan to heat up, it came out really tiny. So tiny that I got really pissed off. Did I do something wrong? My sister said the minced beef had liquid in it. could that be the cause?

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