These aren't your average turkey burgers. They have a spicy kick that could cause a grown cowboy to kick his spurs up and do a jig!
We're talkin' 1/4 lb. patties that are comprised of extra lean ground turkey that is full of 'yee-haw'ing good things such as onion, cilantro, bacon, hot sauce, jalapeño and even sharp cheddar! Top it all off with a homemade creamy cool ranch slaw and you've quite literally got a meal on a bun!
The amount of jalapeño is entirely based on personal preference and just how hot your jalapeños are. We ended up using 1 1/2 jalapeños, which ended up being about perfect for our Texan mouths.
And yes, I even snuck some shredded carrots into the patties! Shh... I promise no one will ever be the wiser. Really, the carrots are entirely unnoticeable to the tastebuds.
Make the patties and slaw ahead of time and keep covered in the fridge to grill when you're ready!
I was out at my parent's place today and she had this amazing jalapeño mustard leftover from some sandwiches made for my daughter's birthday party a few weeks ago, so naturally I had to put that atop my burger as well.
Healthified Cowboy Turkey Burgers & Ranch Slaw
Servings: 5 • Size: Burger + 1/4 C. Slaw (Bun not included.) • Calories: 233.2 • Fat: 5.4 g • Carb: 7.2 g • Fiber: 1.3 g • Protein: 32.7 g • Sugar: 3 g • Sodium: 425.9 mg
1 1/4 Lbs. Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
2/3 C. Carrot, Grated
2 Tbsp. Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs
2 Tbsp. Red Onion, Diced
2 Tbsp. Cilantro, Chopped
2 Tbsp. Bacon, Cooked & Crumbled
1 Tbsp. Hot Sauce (Tobasco)
1 Egg White
1-2 Jalapeño, Seeded, Stemed & Diced
1 Clove Garlic, Minced
Salt & Pepper To Taste
2 1/2 Oz. Sharp Cheddar, Crumbled or Diced Small Cubes
2 Tbsp. Fat Free Milk
2 Tbsp. Plain Fat Free Greek Yogurt
1/2 Tbsp. Light Mayo
1 Tbsp. Dry Ranch Seasoning
1/8 Tsp. Distilled White Vinegar
1 1/2 C. Rainbow Slaw Mix
Combine the burger ingredients together with clean hands until well blended and form into five equally sized patties. I like to make my patties ahead of time and keep them on a plate in the fridge, covered with plastic wrap, until I'm ready to grill. This allows the flavors to meld and for the meat to rest a bit after being mashed around. Set the patties out about 10-15 minutes prior to grilling.
In the mean time, you can prepare your slaw. Whisk together the milk, yogurt, mayo, and seasoning. Add in the vinegar and allow to sit for 5 minutes before whisking the mixture again and tossing with the slaw. This can be made ahead of time as well and left covered in the fridge until ready to top burgers.
Grill your burgers with your method of choice until cooked through. Ground turkey should reach an internal temperature of 180 degrees F. I generally use my indoor counter top grill, but today I had the grill master at my disposal and put him to good use.
Once the burgers are cooked, top each with 1/4 c. slaw and enjoy!