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Turkey salsa cheese stuffed burgers

February 11, 2018

I’m that person that passes on turkey at the Thanksgiving table, I have just never cared for it and up until recently I was also not a big fan of ground turkey either. With the Weight Watcher freestyle program I am trying to go a bit out of my comfort zone and eat more of the zero point foods so my days can balance out better. I want to have points left at the end of the day for that extra little treat I might want, and I find when I take advantage of these zero point foods that is just so much easier to do! These turkey salsa cheese stuffed burgers were amazing and so filling, and the best part, they are just 1 smart point each on the freestyle program.

Turkey salsa cheese stuffed burgers
Recipe type: Main meals
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Serves: 4
1 Freestyle SP, 3SP/4PP
  • 1 lb raw fat free ground turkey (*I can usually find extra lean, maybe 97%, I just go with it)
  • ½ cup salsa
  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • Dash salt & pepper
  • ½ cup panko crumbs
  • 2 oz (about ½ cup) reduced-fat shredded mozzarella, I used Trader Joe's
  1. In a bowl mix your ground turkey, panko, salsa, chili powder and salt & pepper together.
  2. Portion into 4 burgers, roll into balls, scoop some out to add in your cheese, stuff cheese in and then roll back into ball and press into a burger.
  3. I cooked mine on the barbecue over medium heat for approx 25 minutes, turning a few times, they could also be cooked in a frying pan on the stove.
  4. Makes 4 burgers, burgers can be frozen either before cooked or after.
  5. *Note- WW says it needs to be 99% fat free turkey/chicken to be zero points, I can't always find 99%, I've chosen to just use what I can find (usually 97%) if you are 100% by the book then you can point out the meat if you can't find 99%, or make your own.. or do what I do and just use what you can find, I don't think 97% over 99% got me to WW in the first place..
Freestyle Smart Points- 1 using the WW recipe builder
Smart Points- 3 using a SP calculator
Points Plus- 4 using a PP calculator
Nutritional info.. Calories 183...Fat 4g..Sat fat 1.2g...Carbs 7g...Fiber 1.2g..Sugar 1.2g...Protein 29.9g using My Fitness Pal

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  • Reply Ali Callaghan February 11, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Have you published a cookbook yet? I have tried a number of your recipes lately which turned out delicious. I love the way you detail all steps with an image. Keep up the good work and keep the recipes coming!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 13, 2018 at 12:33 pm

      Hi Ali, thank you for your kind words, no not yet but it is on my bucket list 🙂

  • Reply Kathleen February 11, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    These sound awesome! Just picked up a bunch of ground turkey at Sprouts and vacuum sealed it so I will be pulling a pkg out of the freezer just for these. Yum! Do you have a dressing on your salad? Thanks

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 13, 2018 at 12:35 pm

      Hi Kathleen, I hope you enjoy them , no that is a sprinkle of asiago cheese 🙂

  • Reply Michelle G February 13, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    I can’t wait to try these! Would be so good on a salad!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 14, 2018 at 6:23 pm

      Hope you enjoy them Michelle 🙂

  • Reply Jennifer February 22, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    These were so good. I find ground turkey dry and bland. The salsa makes them juicy and delicious. My daughter came for dinner and wanted to know where we bought them and was amazed they were home made. Shared with my WW group today.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 23, 2018 at 5:54 pm

      Hi Jennifer, so glad you both enjoyed them, I agree I find turkey bland but loved these burgers, thanks for sharing them 🙂

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