Southwestern Turkey Burger

By sexyswamprat

With only 8 grams of carbs per serving, why not give these tasty southwestern turkey burgers a try?

Southwestern Turkey Burger
  • 10 oz ground turkey

  • 1 oz silken tofu , or 2 tablespoons

  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin

  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp canola oil (in spray bottle)

  • 1/2 medium avocadoes , 6 slices

  • 2 tbsp fat free sour cream

  • 4 Lettuce, green leaf, fresh, outer leaf , about the size of a burger

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Combine the ground turkey, tofu, cumin, and garlic in a bowl and mix well. Form into two patties. Heat a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat. Mist both sides of each burger with canola oil spray. Cook in the skillet 3-1/2 minutes. Transfer to a pre-heated 350 degree F oven and bake five minutes or until cooked through.

  3. Let stand five minutes to cool slightly. Place each burger on a piece of leaf lettuce. Top each burger with three slices of avocado, a tablespoon of sour cream and the remaining slices of leaf lettuce.

Nutritional Facts

Makes 2 servings
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6 replies

ohneclue 2016-09-22 11:14:51 -0500 Report

JUST VISUALLY ERASE THE BUN!! The old picture is used because they can't justify taking a new picture without a bun. And, even at that, the carb count is too high — there's only 3 net carbs per burger in this recipe. Someone doesn't know how to count net carbs and thought 1/2 avocado had 8 carbs. As if that weren't enough, they forgot to divide that by 2 for the avocado and get 4 per serving with their incorrect use of pre-fiber carbs. When they do it correctly, there's only 3 net carbs per burger including the carbs in tofu, sour cream and avocado. When I saw the number 8 I thought they'd done the usual, add some bread crumbs to make a patty as if that's all one oculd ever do. But that wasn't where the mistake came in.

evaziem 2014-05-14 09:37:27 -0500 Report

Agreed with Anonymous below!

Bread again? What is wrong with eating all this without the bun?
The fact that it's whole grain, does not change that it is GRAIN.

"Whole wheat" is a SPIN!!! The difference between the wheat flour and whole wheat flour is the husks that are milled into the whole version. There is still the white pure simple carb-white flour that spikes one's blood sugar, period.

If you are already insulin and leptin resistant grains will raise your
insulin and leptin levels, which is a major driver of most chronic diseases.
Besides, most whole grain products on the market are highly processed, which
further deteriorates their value.

Intake of grains should be as close to ZERO as possible. Dr. Sears wrote recently that eating grains is true for birds, not for us.

- make us fat,
- elevate our blood glucose leading to diabetes,
- give us gluten (i.e. GLUE that creates plaque in arteries and brain blood vessels) leading to leaky gut and in some the Celiac disease,
- give us inflammation that is the root cause of most chronic diseases like diabetes, heart diseases, arthritis, Alzheimer's and more.

Google it.

Anonymous 2014-05-13 08:48:54 -0500 Report

As a Type 1 who counts carbs it is interesting that this great choice is photographed on a bun- any carbs in the bun? Poor judgement in promoting something that may not be used as intended! Terrible way of promoting diabetic-friendly ideas for either 1 or 2!

Avera 2009-01-17 00:35:03 -0400 Report

I was wondering what to do with some ground turkey that I have in the freezer. Now I know. I like the idea of using cumin for that extra bit of taste. Just think how nice this would look on a pretty plate to serve at a luncheon. Here you have two beautiful colors of green as accent, not to mention flavors.