If you fancy a nice burger, but fancy a burger with a difference, then these Slimming World Syn Free Turkey Burgers should be right up your street.
Having a burger with a difference is good, they are perfectly cooked on the grill or even on the BBQ.
They can be prepared in advance and cooked as and when needed.
Turkey burgers are healthier than beef burgers, contain near enough not fat and perfect for anyone on Slimming World or people who just like a good burger.
Why make Turkey Burgers? Cows are ruining the world!!
If you have seen the news, it’s all about global warming and I have to say the finger is firmly being pointed over at the cows.
They are causing so many issues in the world with the amount of gasses that they produce.
We have all heard that cows fart, well after all they do have 4 stomachs. They produce a lot of methane.
Methane is 84 times more powerful than carbon dioxide when it comes to trapping heat in the atmosphere.
So if the cow’s continue to produce methane, by 2050 the earth as we know it is going to be in a position where it is on the edge.
So with that in mine, we need to start looking at alternative meats to cook with. Turkey is very lean, healthy and can taste great, all you need to do is follow a good recipes.
Are Turkey Burgers good on Slimming World?
These Slimming World Syn Free Turkey Burgers are ideal. If you like to add a little kick to your burger then they would be good with some fresh or dried chilli in the patty.
As long as you let them rest in the fridge before you cook them, it will allow the flavours to develop and be just what you need.
Let me know if you have tried this recipe, if you have made any changes and what they turned out like for you.
Turkey Burgers Cost
Most people love a good burger, but most people don’t get very creative when it comes to them.
I would say that most people go with a beef burger, very standard, nothing imaginative at all.
Now if you change the meat to something else, you can really turn a burger into something special, that is no different with turkey.
What you have to remember is that turkey is a very lean meat, it doesn’t have a strong flavour, so it can be given big flavours and it will work.
You can make a cajan turkey burger or even a thai turkey burger. Both of these are very strong flavours and work well with the turkey.
The most important part to remember, other than cooking the burgers all the way through.
When you have added flavours to the mince and made the burger patty, these must be left to rest in the fridge, so that the flavours develop and make these burgers awesome.
Recipe Cost Breakdown
*Prices correct as of May 2020
|Turkey Mince||500 g||705 kcal||£2.99|
|Tomato (Fresh)||1 medium||2 kcal||£0.13|
|Baby Gem Lettuce||50 g||9 kcal||£0.19|
|Wholemeal Rolls||4||584 kcal||£0.36|
|Cayenne Pepper||1 tsp||6 kcal||£0.06|
|Black Pepper||1 tsp||2 kcal||£0.01|
|PER SERVING||342 kcal||£0.95|
Once you’ve made burgers using turkey mince, you will see how delicious it can be.
Be brave and think of how to take burgers to the next level, as I have previously mentioned, you can add a lot of different flavours to turkey and it will handle it.
Burgers don’t need to be boring, actually far from it. Take back one for the homemade burgers, these will work grilled, oven-baked and even on the BBQ, don’t forget how nice these would be on a BBQ in the summer sun.
Turkey Burgers Recipe
Slimming World Turkey Burger Recipe (Syn Free)
- 500 g Lean Turkey Mince
- 1 small Onion Diced
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 Tomato Sliced
- 4 Baby Gem Lettuce Leaves
- 4 Wholemeal Rolls
- 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper or Cajun Powder
- Spray a pan with some Frylight, while the pan is heating up, dice up the onion, then cook the onions until they are cooked through and lightly browned. Set aside to cool.
- Mix the minced turkey, onions, black pepper together until it’s all combined thoroughly.
- Split the burger mix into 4 equal balls, then put one ball into the burger press, replace the lid and press down firmly – you should now have a burger in the press.
- Place in the fridge to firm up for 30 minutes
- Spray both sides of the burger with some Frylight (so it doesn’t stick to the grill bars), cook on a grill or BBQ. Cook for 5 minutes, then turn and cook for another 5 minutes. Keep turning every 5 minutes, and check the internal temperature reaches 65 – 75°C (150 – 160°F).
- Serve on your a roll of your choice. We used our HEB allowance and had a 60g wholemeal roll
- BURGER PRESS: Split the burger mix into 4 equal balls, then put one ball into the burger press, replace the lid and press down firmly – you should now have a burger in the press..
- BY HAND: Split the mixture into 4 equal balls. Flatten the balls on a chopping board, make sure the burgers are the right shape and size for your burger bun.
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