Tasty Tuesday: Turkey Burgers with Balsamic & Tomato Reduction

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

I have not been feeling my usual self lately due to the summer heat and the last little bit of pregnancy.
The combination of the two has made it particularly hard for me to want to eat well... anything other than cold fresh fruit and snow cones.
I wish I could eat those two things all day, but I have this husband that gets really grumpy if he doesn't eat three solid meals a day haha.
Yesterday was particularly hard because I was trying to meal plan and nothing sounded good.
The more I got to the thinking, the more I had fun with coming up with some fun meals that aren't super heavy.
I love a good burger and fries, but it can feel way too heavy after.
So, this week I opted for turkey burgers and added a fun little twist!
Hunter and I both loved these and I hope you do too!

-1 lb fresh ground turkey
-1/8 cup Italian bread crumbs or panko
-Salt and Pepper
-Fresh Spinach
-Sliced Onion
-Whole Wheat Buns

-1/2 cup Balsamic vinegar
-1/2 tbsp white sugar
-1 drizzle of honey
-1/8 tsp Garlic Salt
- A handful cherry tomatoes cut in half

1) Combine your turkey, bread crumbs, and salt & pepper in a medium bowl. Mix together until fully combined. Next shape into patties and add to a hot skillet with cooking spray.
2) As your burgers are cooking make your sauce. In a small skillet, add balsamic vinegar and heat until bubbling. Whisk in your sugar and drizzle of honey. Add your garlic salt and pepper and continue to let simmer until thickened. (about 2 minutes)
3) Flip your burgers and make sure they are cooked through. Turn off the burner and let them rest.
4) Add your cherry tomatoes to the sauce and turn to low heat. Stir until tomatoes are softened.
5) Toast your buns or put them in the oven on broil for a few minutes. (I added a little butter and garlic salt)
6) Spread mayo on bottom bun, then place turkey patty on top. Add your sliced onion, a few spinach leaves, and a drizzle of the balsamic reduction with tomatoes. 

That's it!
I think all together this took about 15-20 minutes and felt good after eating it.
Also, it works perfectly paired with fresh, cold fruit! ;)

All my love,
Aleigh Joy

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