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Hi and thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Tina, I am 42 years old and married to a wonderful man named Robert. I live in the Cleveland, Ohio area with my husband and our two pugs, Koko and Lucy and a special kitty, named Trixie.

I am of Italian decent and love to cook not just for my family but for everyone! I have a lot of weeknight dinner guest and try to keep it casual but delicious! My Mom passed away a few years ago and was my great teacher.

In 2012 I have changed the way I eat. A real lifestyle change to be healthier, eat a nutrient dense diet and remove all processed foods, refined flours and sugars from our diet. I do cook a lot healthier than my Mom did and do a lot more vegetarian meals, poultry and fish. I'm trying to find a way to keep the traditions of family, friends and good food in my house always.

I plan to post my weekly menus, update with new recipes, health information and articles and how to eat mostly organic in an economical way. I will also periodically post personal updates of my journey to regain health and hope.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Lets Talk Turkey!!

So to continue on our week of Cheap Eats and Healthy Treats tonight we had turkey burgers, with baked sweet potatoes and sauted mushroom and onions. I also served it with my childhood favorite, applesauce. Total cost of dinner = $6.93, plus we had a burger left over for lunch tomorrow!!

Tina's Tasty Turkey Burgers

1 lb. ground turkey (85/15)
1 slice of bread made into crumbs
4-6 dashes of Worcestershire sauce
1/2 small onion, grated 2 oz. grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 tsp. black pepper
salt to taste


Blend all together and form into 4 burgers. Grill until done and serve on toasted buns.
Serve with baked sweet potatoes and sauted portobello mushrooms and onions.


Ground Turkey - 1 lb. $2.49
Slice of bread - $.10
1 large onion - $.69
8 oz. portobello mushrooms - $1.50
2 oz. cheddar cheese - $.30
Sweet potatoes - $1.60
Applesauce - $.25
Total - $6.93

6 comments:

lovestoeat said...

looks great..i am always looking for great burger recipes and this turkey one sounds great!

Joelen said...

Great looking meal and sweet potatoes w/turkey is on my menu soon!

Dawn said...

Now that looks really tasty. I need to experiment with turkey. I'm always afraid the meat might be dry. But yours looks sooooooo good.

GlimmerGal said...

Dawn,
If you use the 85/15 lean ground turkey it is much more moist than the 95/5 lean (all white). I use the grated onion & cheese in this recipe so it helps with the moistness also. Let me know if you try them!

Matin said...

Turkey burgers are so much lighter than the red meat ones. great recipe:-)
X M

Tina said...

I LOVE turkey burgers! They're cheap, healthy and delicious. I do curried turkey burgers with chutney on them, and Mexicali seasoned jalapeno turkey burgers with salsa and M.Jack on top. YUMS THE WORD!!