Proof positive that things are returning to ‘normal’ in our house :: The return of Sunday Supper. In fact, I think we actually ate more meals at home over the fabulously long holiday weekend than we did out. Yippy!
When you combine crazy hours at the office with a to-do list that far exceeds the number of hours in a day, it’s easy to fall into bad food habits. One of our worst habits (or best, depending on your point of view) has been grabbing burgers at our local fast food joint. We tried to convince ourselves that they were “healthier” because we ordered them on wheat bread, instead of the delicious buttery bun, and with sweet potato fries, instead of regular spuds. (Okay, maybe I tried to convince myself this made it healthy.) But, the truth is that these few substitutions do not a healthy meal make.
In a strange role-reversal on Sunday, I was dying for a good burger, and Brad refused to join me. He is on a mission to get back in shape after all the moving craziness (I’m just a few steps behind him) and I was dying to get back in the kitchen, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to come up with a healthy burger alternative.
I read about 25 different turkey burger recipes, gleaned my favorite tips and tricks, wrote a recipe, and took off for the grocery store for the necessary ingredients — because our kitchen still isn’t fully stocked.
I combined extra lean ground turkey with a little bit of ground sirloin for flavor; added more flavor and moisture with some balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, and a little cheese; threw in some caramelized onions; and ended up with this yummy goodness…
You can find the full list of ingredients, instructions, variations, and nutritional information over here on my neglected Recipe Page. The seasoning may change over time, but I’d say this was a pretty good start to a new favorite. They’ve been great leftover, too!