Caramelized onion and spinach turkey burger.

These burgers are dangerously delicious. Mostly dangerous because I have to fight the urge to cook and consume 2 or 3 at once. This is just for one burger and the patty alone is only 3pts. With a 1pt bun and a little low fat mayo you can have a nice meal for 4.5pts.

Start off by caramelizing 1/2 a red onion with a 1/2 teaspoon of brown sugar. The brown sugar helps the onion caramelize and adds a little sweetness to the burger. When the onion if cooked add in a 1/2 cup of drained and thawed frozen chopped spinach.

Once the spinach/onion mixture is completely cool mix it with 4 ounces of ground turkey (3pts) a teaspoon of dried onion, and as much Sirachi chili sauce as you prefer, be careful though, it’s hot stuff.

For the mixture into one patty the same size as your bun. Because there’s basically no fat in the turkey your burger won’t shrink like it would if it were made from beef. After the patty is formed refrigerate it for at least 2 hours. The mixture should be very wet and you need to refrigerate so what little fat there is can solidify and firm it up.

Spray a nonstick pan with your preferred cooking spray and sear the burger over medium high heat for two minutes per side. Be careful when you flip the burger because it won’t want to stay together since it’s got so much filler in it.

After the burger is seared cover and continue cooking until it’s done. Because the lean ground turkey is so dry you’re essentially steaming it after the searing and ensuring it’ll be moist.

You can see how moist the burger is from the picture, if any water collects just flip it over for a couple of seconds to dry the exterior.

I had mine with organic baby greens, sirachi mayo, and some over baked french fries with a little salad.


~ by What Adam Ate. on July 11, 2010.

3 Responses to “Caramelized onion and spinach turkey burger.”

  1. Looks deliscious! Do you put the turkey in raw and cook it til it’s done before you make the patty? I bet you could freeze these ahead of time as well. You impress me Adam. You are a very creative cook!

  2. Looks and sounds divine!!! Must remember to try this soon.

  3. That looks great! I do Weight Watchers too (in the US) and, while I’m here in England for a month I’m going to check out their meetings just to see what they are like. I’ll let you know =)

    Enjoy the fantastic looking food!

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