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21 Day Fix Bacon Cheeseburger


Fix Portions: 1½ red, 1/2 blue, 1 yellow (if served open-faced; 2 yellow if using both sides of the bun, 0 if you go bunless), 2 green

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  • 1/2 pound 93% lean ground turkey
  • 4 slices turkey bacon
  • 2 whole wheat or 100% whole grain hamburger buns (optional)
  • 2 slices swiss or sharp cheddar cheese (reduced fat if available)
  • 1 green container each onions and mushrooms (about 1 cup each when chopped)
  • 1/4 onion grated
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 2 large pieces of green leaf or romaine lettuce
  • 2 tbsp Djion mustard
  • 1 tbsp montreal steak seasoning (or to eliminate salt, combine 1 tsp each black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder)
  • 1 tsp dried thyme


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Step 1

In a large bowl, combine ground turkey and seasoning. Grate ¼ onion into the ground meat (I use a cheese grater). Mix to combine.
Form 2 burger patties, pressing a thumb print in the center of each patty (it will rise when cooked, so this way you have a perfectly even patty. Set aside (burgers cook best when meat is at room temperature, so make you patties first and let them sit while you prep everything else)
In a cast iron skillet, cook turkey bacon. Remove once cooked through
In the same skillet, saute onions and mushrooms (you may need to add a little olive oil. Do not add salt- salt prevents the mushrooms from browning). Season with thyme, garlic powder, and black pepper. Once mushrooms are browned and onions are tender, remove from skillet and set aside
Add a swirl of EVOO around the skillet, then add burger patties. Cook on both sides until cooked through (internal temp of 175)
While still in skillet, top burger patties: Layer turkey bacon, then mushrooms/onions, then cheese. Cover with foil until cheese melts
Remove from pan and add patties to bun. Top with lettuce, tomato, and mustard

Bonus Suggestions/Modifications

Serve alongside roasted butternut squash or homemade sweet potato fries
You can also cook these on the grill, but in my experience, the turkey burgers hold their form better and stay juicier when cooked on a skillet
You can also make this exact same recipe with a chicken breast to mix it up a bit!

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