This fresh spin on burgers is a delicious new way to cut back on beef and eat more turkey, an excellent source of lean protein and a favorite weight-loss food of Jillian Michaels, Biggest Loser trainer and Health magazine cover model.
“Lean protein helps you stay fuller for longer,” Michaels tells us. “It has the amino acids that are the building blocks for muscle.”
1 pound ground dark-meat turkey
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
Pinch of kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 slices sweet onion, grilled
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
4 (1.6-oz) sesame seed buns, toasted
1. In medium bowl, gently mix together turkey, garlic, paprika, and cumin.
2. Form turkey into 4 (4-inch) patties; season with salt and pepper.
3. Heat grill to medium-high; cook, turning once, until burgers are just cooked through (about 7 minutes per side). Serve with desired toppings and buns.