Mariano’s had turkey breast on sale for $4.99 this week which is an awesome price. I haven’t had a turkey burger in the longest time and that sounded good to me. I love tiny food so why not turkey burger sliders!
Have you seen turkey burger recipes that call for bread crumbs and eggs? That sounds more like a meatloaf to me that masks the turkey instead of highlighting it.
The secret to my turkey burgers? Butter in the middle!
This time I just used a teaspoon of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter Light in between the turkey burger sliders. Simple seasoning with Dak’s steakhouse seasoning, salt and pepper.
- 6 ounces ground turkey breast
- 2 teaspoons I Can't Believe It's Not Butter
- 1 teaspoon Dak's steakhouse seasoning
- salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons cheddar cheese
- 1 tablespoon real bacon bits
- 2 pretzel bun slider rolls
Divide the burger patties into 1.5 ounce portions. Spread 1 teaspoon of the butter on one patty, then put the other 1.5 ounce patty on top, crimping together to bring the burger together, so you will have two three ounce burgers.
Heat skillet over medium heat. Season with the steak seasoning, salt and pepper on both sides. Cook burger for 4 minutes, flip. At the 3 minute mark after the flip, add the cheese and bacon. I cooked with a lid on, so my burger reached 165 in 8 minutes total.
Serve on a pretzel bun with your favorite toppings. I kept mine simple with romaine lettuce and mustard.
The burger/cheese/bacon points (so everything without the buns - because you can pick and choose how you want to spend your points on buns. I think pretzel bun sliders are worth it, but you do you!
Click here to find out the points on your WW plan. On my plan it's 5 points without the bun.
I thought I would eat both, but one was filling!
I got the pretzel buns at Mariano’s – a six pack was only $2.99 and each one while 3 points is only 110 calories. So good!
Are you a fan of turkey burgers? If not, try this method – promise you’ll love it! If you are looking for a vegetarian burger, check out these black bean burgers!
I know turkey gets a bad rap for being dry when cooked, but just by adding that little bit of butter makes all the difference. It doesn’t even have to be good butter – don’t waste the points when light butter does the trick.
If I have a hard time finding ground turkey or chicken, I just buy chicken or turkey breasts and grind it up in my food processor. Just make sure you pulse to get the grind you are looking for – I once walked away and came back to chicken paste!
Check out these other burger recipes!
Happy Tuesday my friends – make it a great day!