I crave burgers. I think its un-American not to indulge in the strong desire for a big, juicy, overly dressed burger at least once a month. Of course, I don’t suggest going to the drive-thru to get your fix. Mainly because the food is disgusting, filled with things you should never put in your body, and none of them can spell “through” correctly. The last part is a little off topic, but “thru” is a really annoying – - even unappetizing word.
When I get this craving for a burger, I rarely think – “You know what would really do the trick? A turkey burger.” That’s mainly because Turkey Burgers don’t usually have that guilty pleasure feeling that cravings are all about.
That changed forever when Chef Victor gave me his recipe for Aloha Turkey Burgers. Even the name sounded delicious and now I have a new, non-guilty pleasure! The recipe is below so you can say, “Aloha” to healthy cravings.
Aloha Turkey Burgers
- 1/4 Cup Lite Teriyaki Sauce
- 1 Can (8 oz) Pineapple Slices, drained and reserve 1/4 Cup Juice
- 1/2 Red Onion, diced
- 1/2 Tomato, diced
- 1/2 Lemon, Juiced
- 2 tsp Olive Oil
- 4 All Natural Breast Meat Only Turkey Burgers
- 4 Whole Grain Buns (Scoop out optional)
- Whole Leaf Lettuce
- 4 Slices Cheddar or Monterey Jack Cheese
Stir Teriyaki Sauce and Pineapple Juice in a small bowl until evenly mixed. Toss Red Onion, Tomato, Lemon Juice and Olive Oil.
Grill Turkey Burgers, brushing with Teriyaki mixture until cooked through (approximately 4-5 minutes per side). Place Pineapple Slices on grill and cook until lightly marked.
Assemble Burgers on Whole Grain Bun with your choice of Pineapple, Lettuce, Cheese, Onion and Tomato mixture.
Click here to see Chef Victor prepare All Natural Aloha Turkey Burgers: http://youtu.be/WvK-7Hm1y84