There was a Dr. on the Ellen Degeneres show yesterday talking about how to be healthier we should cut all cheese and meat out of our diet. Apparently, this guy hadn't had a piece of cheese in years and is happy as a clam. The show ended and I immediately wanted a cheese burger. I ended up with this turkey version and, well, the photo says it all.
Makes 4 burgers:
1 lb ground turkey
2 Tb soy sauce
1 splash worcestershire sauce
1 dash garlic salt
whole wheat hamburger buns
1 medium onion
few sprigs fresh thyme (optional)
fresh spinach, or arugula, or your favorite green
Slice onion and cook over low heat with a little olive oil for about 15 min. I have thyme growing in a pot outside so I clipped a few sprigs and added the leaves to the onions while they cooked. Onions should be golden and a little goopy when done. Combine the turkey, soy, worcestershire, and salt in a bowl and then form 4 patties. Ideally, I'd cook these on the outdoor grill but last night I seared them in a very hot pan with some olive oil and then turned the heat down, but the lid on the pan and finished cooking them for a few minutes. They turned out perfect! At the very end, put a few slices of cheese on each patty and put the lid back on until cheese is melted. Toast your buns under the broiler in your oven, layer up all your favorite condiments and eat.
Trader Joe's shoppers listen up: we ate these burgers with their sweet potato fries (from the frozen section) and they were excellent.