Yesterday, I received the new Mini Babybel flavors from The Laughing Cow. I had bought them a few times on my own from Whole Foods and already knew I loved them. However, I was inspired to try to make something new for a 4th of July BBQ!I bought lean ground turkey this week and decided I would make a turkey burger using what I had in my fridge. This meant no bun, but since I try to eat less than 200 calories worth of carbs for dinner, this was ok.
BBQ Cheddar Apple Turkey Burger
- First I preheated my grill and measured out 4 oz of lean ground turkey and formed individual patties. I like mine pretty thin.
- The next step is optional but I added my own grill spices that come premixed so I can’t tell you what exactly I added. It is a smokehouse blend that I was sent last year for a review. Place the burgers on the grill and close the lid. Let them sit for about 4 minutes and then flip.
- After another 3-4 minutes, add about 1 tbsp of BBQ sauce on top of the burger. Depending on how hot your grill is and how thick your patty is, cooking times will vary. Choose a BBQ sauce without High Fructose Corn Syrup!
- Now, slice one of the new flavors of the Mini Babybel Original Sharp or White Cheddar. In the picture above, I just used 1/2 of a Mini Babybel. Place it on top and let sit for another 1-2 minutes or until melted to your liking.
- Once your burger is no longer pink in the middle take it off the grill and add a slice of Fuji apple or other favorite.
6. Feel free to add more BBQ sauce if you would like as well as a 100% whole wheat bun or sprouted grain like Ezekial.
I paired my burger with a quickly made salad that consisted of romain lettuce, toasted almonds and 1/2 cup of chopped Fuji apple. I used Trader Joe’s Champagne Vinaigrette but was not a huge fan to be honest. It was too salty. I later checked the sodium and saw it had over 400 mg! Needless to say, I will not be buying it again. A light blue cheese would have been divine. The two went well together though. I had another serving of salad to fill me up.
This right here was the perfect bite. I actually had a bite of the cheese earlier in the day and used the remaining for my dinner. Feel free to use one Mini Babybel to top two burgers. I used the Sharp Original but plan to try this again today with the White Cheddar.
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