Buffalo Turkey Burgers

I feel like every Friday needs to be Burger Friday…but I can’t promise that, because I don’t know if I’ll want to! 😉  Ha.  What I can say is that this is a great, great, great burger recipe from Ari’s Menu.  It is SO EASY to throw together, so juicy, and moist, and all sorts of other “that’s what she said” adjectives.  It also doesn’t have a huge kick to it, so when I made this for my husband, my old roommate, and his boyfriend, we could all enjoy it – even my old roommate who hates anything buffalo-related.  The buffalo ranch sauce can also be as hot or as mild as you want it.  One thing I will say is that it’s probably best to actually use one of those ranch packets.  I didn’t have one, and the point was to use up food I already have, instead of buying more food, so I was trying to use up the plain yogurt I had bought recently for another recipe, and just added ranch dressing to it.

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We also grilled asparagus and corn on the cob.  This time, upon suggestion from a friend as well as my father-in-law, we grilled the corn in the husk.  It worked out very well!  To me, it didn’t taste any different than grilling it in tin foil, but my husband said he noticed a difference.  If you’re a husk-griller, let me know what your thoughts are!

Also, as you can see, we had to put the burgers on foil.  The recipe did not call for an egg or bread crumbs, but my husband always insists on adding one or the other to any burgers (and often I do too, depending on what other ingredients are in it), so I cracked an egg which made the turkey mixture so, so, so wet and unable to really stay together well.  I hastily threw in some bread crumbs to try and even it out, which only worked a little bit.  So we decided to grill the patties on foil, to make sure they didn’t fall through the grates.  The burgers still turned out fantastically – you’d never have known what they were like pre-grilling.  Also, if you *do* grill food on foil, make sure to spray the foil with cooking spray…and then spray again…and then spray again…and then when flipping the meat/veggies, spray again…trust me, haha.

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There are actually more blue cheese crumbles on this than what you see in the picture, but they are hiding under the lettuce, so I wanted to add some on top so you can get the full effect of this delicious burger!

WW value per burger (including bun and buffalo ranch dressing):  11

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Buffalo Turkey Burgers

serves 4

Ingredients:
For the buffalo ranch dressing:
-1/2cu nonfat plain Greek yogurt
-1tbsp buffalo sauce (adjust to taste)
-1/2tsp ranch seasoning (I mixed ranch dressing, adjust to taste)
For the burgers:
-1lb lean ground turkey
-2tbsp buffalo sauce
Extras:
4 whole wheat hamburger buns
-1/4cu crumbled blue cheese
-1/4cu finely chopped celery (I omitted this cuz I forgot – but would have been a good idea!)
-Mixed greens

Directions:
-To make the buffalo ranch sauce, combine yogurt, buffalo sauce and ranch seasoning in a small mixing bowl, and adjust to taste. Cover and place in the refrigerator until ready to use.
-Combine ground turkey with 2 tbsp buffalo sauce in a bowl. Form into 4 equal-sized patties. Press your thumb down into the center of each patty to create a small indent (uh…I didn’t do that…).
-Grill over medium heat until completely cooked throughout, about 5-7 minutes each side.
-Transfer burgers to buns, and top each burger with about 2 tbsp buffalo ranch sauce, a handful of greens, and a tablespoon each of blue cheese and celery.

Other buffalo burger recipes you may be interested in:

Buffalo Turkey Burgers (different recipe)
Buffalo Chicken Burgers

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