Why is it that while trying to maintain healthy eating habits, that darn burger and french fry craving always creeps into my life? Well, I think I may have my solution to the problem, folks!
Cranberry Brie Turkey Burgers and Baked Sweet Potato Fries!
I first saw these while my husband and I perused the meat department at The Fresh Market. When I saw the cranberry brie turkey burgers I HAD to have them. Unfortunately, we wouldn't be able to cook them within their lifespan.
After I got home I thought, you know what? I can make that! And so, I set out to recreate these gems and we LOVED the way they turned out! So much so, that we made them TWO NIGHTS IN A ROW.
That's serious, y'all.
(and they are soooo easy)
FULL INSTRUCTIONS AT THE END OF POST
It's simple: turkey patties, brie, and cranberries. THAT'S IT!
Press the brie cubes and cranberries into the meat like so...
Night two of this awesome dinner, we added some fresh pineapple.
Slap them babies on the grill -- actually, do it carefully. Turkey isn't very stable. I stuck mine in the freezer for a few minutes to help them hold their shape.
Enjoy the view -- above and below for me ;)
I made the sauce first and used the leftovers the next night. This sauce is so simple but seriously I could eat it with a spoon. YUM.
Assemble and Enjoy!
What you'll need
For the Burgers:
4oz Ground Turkey Patties
Whole Wheat Buns/Sandwich thins
Freshly sliced Pineapple (optional)
For the Sauce:
2 tbls Spreadable Fruit (raspberry) melted
2 tsp Dijon mustard
Step by Step Instructions:
In a small bowl, melt the spreadable fruit. Mix in the mustard and set in the refrigerator.
Cut up about 2oz of brie into small cubes and press into Turkey burger patties
Press in several dried cranberries
Place in freezer for a few minutes to help them keep their shape on the grill.
Heat up the grill to about 350 degrees
Grill the burgers, cheese side up for about 6 - 8 minutes
Flip for an additional 4-6 minutes. Basically, make sure they are cooked all the way through! You don't want these "medium anything". Got me?
(cook pineapple slices at the same time, if desired)
One cooked, transfer burgers to a nice healthy bun (I used Sandwich thins at 100 calories each), spread top side of bun with the sauce, and add a pineapple (optional. Wade ate his with the pineapple, I opted for my pineapple on the side).
Serve with some baked sweet potato fries -- we love the Chipotle seasoned ones -- and you've got yourself a healthy fix for your burger and french fry craving!
Nutrition facts (in calories, cause I'm currently counting them)
Burger: about 330 cal. (includes bun and sauce)
Fries: 30 fries for 130 cal. (if you can even eat that many!)
TOTAL MEAL: < 500 cal. very low fat, and a heck of a lot better for you than going to Hardees!