May 24, 2012

Buffalo Wing Turkey Burgers

Today marks day 4 of my 24 day challenge! I am actually surprised to say how easy it has been for me to avoid carbs, sodas, dairy, and have been doing really good at taking the ginormous horse pills they give me (which are nothing but vitamins and herbal supplements for detoxing the body).

Yesterday for lunch, I forgot to bring my chicken leftovers, so I walked over to Freebirds and did a salad with every vegetable they had but with no rice, only white meat diced chicken, and lime juice. Umm... who knew that could be soooooooooo good!? It took every bit of me to portion it out and not wolf down the whole thing!

Last night, I made Buffalo Wing Turkey Burgers.

This recipe is inspired by the cleansing program I'm doing with Advocare, and to be honest I was a little skeptical on how it tastes, but if you know how big of a buffalo sauce fan I am, I had to at least try it!

This is a very EASY & simple recipe!

1/2 lb. Lean Ground Turkey
1/2 cup Buffalo Sauce
1/2 cup Shredded Zuccini
1/2 cup mixture of diced tomatoes, onions, and cilantro (this is optional, but I loved it!)
Seasoning to taste: I used Garlic Powder and a Salt Free Burger Seasoning

1. In a medium sized bowl, mix the turkey, zuccini, and seasonings (to taste)
2. Put some Olive Oil in a frying pan and get it hot to about a Medium-High heat
3. Make two burgers out of the 1/2lb and add to the pan
4. If you are using Pico de gallo or diced tomatoes, onions... add them next
5. Add the 1/2 cup Buffalo Sauce to the burgers
6. Cook about 4-5 minutes on one side then flip your patties (cook until well-done, 165 degrees with thermometer)

If you are carb-concious, I did one patty on top of a generous serving of romaine lettuce and sided with a cup of italian style cooked green beans. It was absolutely AMAZING. I cannot believe how delicious it was, and the Zuccini tastes great with the combination!!

Scott came home later in the evening and put his on a toasted wheat bun with cheese, light mayo, and more pico, and was I'm pretty sure his eyes were rollin in the back of his head he was so impressed and so I'm confident to say ANY way you make these will be perfectly delicious! :-) You can guarantee I'll be making these again and again during this challenge.

source: Yeah we totally ate both burgers before I snapped a pic. Can you tell they were amazeballs? :-P

Well friends, today is Thursday and is a busy day for Scottie & me! In Austin today they have the X Factor Live Auditions going on very close to my work, so we will be checking that out... but then rushing to Dripping Springs, TX for 7:30p for a concert of one of my favorite bands, Randy Rogers Band!! I brought my boots to work I'm so excited! :-) Pictures to come! 

1 comment:

Ashley said...

These look so yummy! I love turkey and I love buffalo sauce.