A delicious lunch doesn’t have to mean a lot of work or a boring sandwich. You can enjoy these sun-dried tomato turkey burgers, which can be prepared in about 30 minutes and are fantastic. The sun-dried tomatoes bring a salty flavor to the turkey meat, but then the basil sweetens it up…and what is better than provolone cheese on a burger? All of that on a sandwich thin. Yum!
Lunches for me are sometimes hard. I crave crazing bad things – like chicken wings or chips and queso – and I know that I can’t have those types of foods. As great as they are…they just aren’t part of my plan. Since I have now lost 20lbs (and counting) on Weight Watchers, I am seeing the benefits of eating healthier meals, including lunches.
But it’s hard to stop those cravings. I also love burgers that have big fluffy buns. Unfortunately, I am trying to cut back on the carbs that I consume – oh the bread…I miss you so much – so big fluffy buns on burgers just aren’t an option any more. That is why I created this delicious turkey burger that uses a sandwich thin.
I was turned onto sandwich thins from the Connect section of the Weight Watchers app. So many ladies were talking about how great they were, so I had to try them. I’m a conformist by nature – I love to try what everyone else raves about (hi Halo Top). What I loved most about these sandwich thins were how many SmartPoints they were. One sandwich thin is only 3 SmartPoints. A plain hamburger bun is 4 SmartPoints. That extra point can be used for Halo Top later in the evening or for a glass of wine/beer with my dinner. One point might not seem like a lot to you, but you can extend it and it can go really far.
To make these sun-dried tomato turkey burgers:
In a large bowl, combine the turkey, basil sun-dried tomatoes and salt and pepper. Mix well with your hands and form the mixture into 4 patties.
Heat the grill or a non-stick grill pan to medium heat. Add the patties and grill about 10 minutes or until they register 165 degrees. Add the cheese at the end to melt into the burger.
Serve with some arugula and on a sandwich thin.
Sun-Dried Tomato Turkey Burgers
- 2 lbs lean ground turkey
- 2 Tablespoons fresh basil chopped
- 2 Tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes drained
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 4 sandwich thins
- 4 slices reduced fat Provolone cheese
- Arugula optional
- In a large bowl, combine the turkey, basil sun-dried tomatoes and salt and pepper. Form into 4 patties.
- Heat the grill or grill pan to medium heat. Add the patties and grill about 10 minutes or until they register 165 degrees. Add the cheese at the end to melt into the burger.
- Serve with some arugula and on a sandwich thin.