Even though I try to eat healthy, there comes a time where I just crave junk food. I think it’s my body’s way of balancing everything out.
When I crave burgers, I can’t just have a pee-wee sized, dollar-menu burger. I have to have a big old burger, that’s also good for you. How’s that work?
Well, I’ll often try to get turkey or ostrich burgers, but since I have no idea where I can get a decent ostrich burger, I was forced to find the alternative.
The National Chicken Council has a recipe for a burger that, with a fruit salsa added to it, tastes just as good as a beefy burger. The salsa also adds moisture so there’s no need to add globs of ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard.
So if you crave a burger, but are also weight conscious, try this burger and see how you like it.
1 ripe peach, peeled and diced
1 ripe nectarine, diced
2 tablespoons minced red onion
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 teaspoon chopped jalapeno pepper
1 package Perdue Fresh Ground Chicken or Turkey
2 teaspoon minced garlic
11/2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
Stir together all salsa ingredients in a small bowl and refrigerate.
Stir together burger ingredients in a medium bowl and form into 4 patties. Place on a lightly oiled grill and cook over medium-high direct heat for about 10 minutes, flipping halfway through cooking time. Burgers are done when a meat thermometer inserted into side reaches 165 degrees or juices run clear and burgers bounce back to the touch. Serve with salsa, with or without a roll.
Makes 4 servings.