So, when I ran across this Weight Watchers recipe for Bahn Mi Turkey burgers I knew I wanted to give them a try. Turkey burgers can be a bit bland (and are usually a tough sell for Mr. VB), but these didn't disappoint.
Bahn Mi Turkey Burgers
Courtesy of Weight Watchers
|Bahn Mi Turkey Burger|
8 pts.+ per serving
2 spray(s) cooking spray
1 cup(s) packaged coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots)
1/4 cup(s) English cucumber(s), julienned or sliced super thin
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice, or to taste
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 pound(s) uncooked 93% lean ground turkey
2 Tbsp cilantro, fresh, finely chopped
1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp ginger root, grated or finely chopped
2 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), finely chopped
4 tsp reduced-calorie mayonnaise
1 tsp chili sauce, sweet variety
4 item(s) light, English muffin, toasted
Coat a large griddle, outdoor grill rack or stovetop grill pan with cooking spray; preheat to medium-high.
In a medium bowl, combine slaw mix, cucumber, lime juice and salt; toss to coat and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine turkey, cilantro, soy sauce, ginger and garlic; divide mixture into four balls and then gently press each one into a 4-inch patty.
In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and chili sauce.
Grill or broil patties until internal temperature of burgers reaches 165°F, about 4 to 5 minutes per side.
Spread half of each English muffin with 1 1/4 teaspoon chili-mayonnaise; top with a burger, a scant 1/3 cup slaw mixture and a muffin top. Yields 1 burger per serving.