BBQ Apple Cheddar Turkey Burger

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

  1. First I preheated my grill and measured out 4 oz of lean ground turkey and formed individual patties.  I like mine pretty thin.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 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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