Clean Monday

When I first started making turkey burgers, I only knew how to do one recipe.  I used chopped zucchini and onions and maybe a little garlic and that was my only turkey burger.  Since then, I have found a few other variations, but nothing like this.  I was looking through my The Best of Clean Eating cookbook this morning trying to decide what to make for the week. 

I usually cook one or two entrees on Monday, and then I have a healthy dinner to heat up when I get home from work during the week.  Tonight, I decided on a turkey and chickpea burger.  I started by chopping up the scallions/green onions.  I mixed them into the food processor with the chick peas, Worcestershire sauce, and spices…pulsing until smooth.  For easy clean up, I decided to use the small processor and everything fit perfectly.

Then I combined the chickpea mixture with ground turkey, mixing by hand to fully combine.  I divided the turkey into 4 patties and cooked them on a skillet pan for ~6 minutes on each side.

The BOY came home and hesitantly inquired about the burgers that I was making.  I reassured him that it was a turkey burger (not just veggies).  I bought him a fresh roll, and he ‘decorated’ his burger with feta, ketchup, and A1.  He pronounced his dinner surprisingly good.  I think it’s a good sign that he ate the whole burger!

I served mine with roasted peppers and onions,  peas , and a little ketchup.  The burger is very tasty!  Definitely something that I will make again. I think next time, I will add some more garlic or onions to the chickpea mixture for a little more flavor.  I’m looking forward to the leftovers this week.  Check out my CLEAN dessert cookies NEXT!

 

 

Turkey & Chickpea Burger

Serves: 4

Ingredients

1 (15-oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup roughly chopped scallions

1 tsp ground cumin

2 Tbsp Worchestershire sauce

1 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp sea salt

3/4 lb ground turkey breast (12 oz), 99% fat free

Olive oil cooking spray

Instructions

In a food processor, combine chickpeas, scallions, cumin, pepper, salt and Worchestershire sauce.  Pulse until smooth.

Transfer chickpea mixture to a large mixing bowl.  Add turkey and mix by hand until combined.

Divide turkey-chickpea mixture into four equal portions, shaping each into a three-quarter inch patty.  heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Coat skillet with cooking spray and cook patties for four to six minutes on each side.

 

Nutrition (per 6-inch patty)

Calories: 190, Total Fat: 2.5 g, Carbs: 16 g, Fiber: 4 g, Sugars: 4 g, Protein: 26 g, Sodium: 530 mg

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