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Spicy Turkey Burger & Mexican Slaw

Bonnie PfiesterMemorial Day weekend here was amazing. The weather was perfect for the beach – and I made sure I got in a little sand and sun every single day. I call it beach therapy! As I drove home from a relaxing day at the beach yesterday, driving with the top down, the whole town smelled like one big cook out. By the smell of it, Memorial Day proved to be a big grill day – and I wasn’t going to be left out. Burgers were on my mind.

So, I decided to do some grilling of my own. What I WANTED was hamburgers, homemade french fries, cole slaw, sweat baked beans and all that fun cookout fare. BUT, what I DECIDED TO COOK was much healthier. I was in the mood for a burger with a kick, and a side of something fun and low-cal. I searched the web and found this mexican slaw at TLC’s How Stuff Works, and decided it would be fun to try something new.

I wish I had measured everything for you (but I never measure anything when I’m in creation mode! So the measurements below are just a guestimation, and probably on the light side.) But, hopefully, this will give you some ideas for your own spicy healthy burger. 🙂

Spicy Turkey BurgerSpicy Turkey Burger

Ground Turkey (I’m not sure how many pounds I bought, but it was a LOT)
1 Chopped Onion
1 T Fajita or Taco Seasoning
2 T Red Pepper Flakes
1 T McCormick’s Chipolte Seasoning
1 T Minced Garlic
Lots of Cilantro
Hot Sauce to taste (I used 1/4 cup or so)
Salt & Pepper to taste


Spicy Turkey BurgerFoldOut Flatbread (cut in 1/2) or Sandwich Thins
Fresh Sliced Jalapeno
Light Mayo
Low-Cal Cheese

Mexican SlawMexican Slaw

Click HERE to get the full cooking instructions. PS: It is supposed to have crispy tortilla strips in it, but I wanted to save calories so I skipped it.

1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1 Bag of shredded Slaw mix green cabbage
(with cabbage, carrots, red and green cabbage)
1/2 cup corn kernels
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise (I use Kraft Mayo Light)
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon honey (I used Stevia)
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

YUMMY IN MY TUMMY! – and more than HALF the calories of a regular cookout! I plan to use the leftover slaw as a topping for fish tacos, sandwiches and salads.

Spicy Turkey Burger & Mexican Slaw Spicy Turkey Burger

Owner of Lift Vero and motivational "pfitness, pfood and pfaith" blogger in Vero Beach, Florida.


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