So I have this friend Kat (Hi, Kat!) who apparently thinks that cooking isn’t her thing. Little does she know that this recipe that I got from her is seriously one of our family’s favorite meals. The best part is that it’s just not super delicious, but it’s super healthy as well–low in calories and fat and high in lean protein. It’s seriously good enough for company and no one will ever know it’s good for them. Shhhh…I won’t tell.

Hawaiian Turkey Burgers
1 lb. lean ground turkey
1/2 c. (plus more if you need it) dry bread crumbs
1/2 c. red or green bell pepper, minced (about 1/2 medium bell pepper)
1/2 c. thinly sliced green onion
1 tsp. finely chopped fresh ginger root
1 small can pineapple slices; reserve juice
1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
Thick Teriyaki sauce (like Kikkoman or this recipe)
Light mayonnaise (optional, but very yummy!)
4 hamburger buns (you can use this recipe if you’re feeling ambitious)

Gently combine turkey, bread crumbs, bell pepper, green onion, ginger, 1/4 c. reserved juice from pineapple, and salt. Form into 4 deliciously large patties. Chill until ready to cook.

If you can, pop these puppies on the grill until done; otherwise, you could put these under the broiler in your oven, a grill pan on your stovetop, or just a frying pan. If desired, grill pineapple in last 5 minutes of cooking. Baste burgers with Teriyaki sauce during last two minutes of grilling. Spread buns with light mayonnaise and a little more Teriyaki sauce. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information:


Burger and Pineapple Only:
Calories: 238
Fat: 3.6
Fiber: 1.6
Weight Watcher points: 6
Burger and Pineapple on Whole Wheat Bun:
Calories: 358
Fat: 5.6
Fiber: 3.5
Weight Watcher Points: 8
*If you add light mayo, add 1 more Weight Watchers point

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