Low-Carb Bacon Onion Balsamic Turkey Burger

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It’s summertime, and that means burgers! If you are like me though, you are trying to watch what you eat and are giving this low-carb thing a try. Jenni-O Seasoned Turkey Burgers are perfect for a low-carb diet! Individually wrapped so you can grab as many as you need, and done cooking in just a few minutes, they are the perfect solution for a quick dinner or lunch.

I chose to go bun-less for this burger and serve on a bed of lettuce, but I know it would be delicious on a toasted sesame seed bun!

This recipe sounds complicated, but the ingredient list is small and everything comes together in just minutes.

A delicously flavorful mayo, topped with caramelized onions and bacon with balsamic makes for a burger nice enough for company, but simple enough for a weeknight. Happy eating!

 

Low-Carb Bacon Onion Balsamic Turkey Burger

Yield: 2 burgers

Ingredients

  • 2 Jenni-O Turkey Burgers
  • 1/2 yellow onion, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons bacon grease
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon steak seasoning
    Mayo
  • 1/4 cup mayo
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon grainy mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • In a medium skillet, heat bacon grease over medium heat. Add onions, and cook until soft. Add steak seasoning, bacon sliced and balsamic. Cook until reduced.
  • For the mayo, combine all ingredients in a small bowl, mixing well to combine.
  • Fry turkey burger in a greased skillet until cooked through, or grill.
  • To assemble, top the turkey burger with half of mayo, then half of the onion mixture. Recipe serves two, but can easily be doubled.
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    Recipe adapted from: Mom On Time Out

    Bacon Ranch Cheesy Bread

    Ingredients

    • 1 loaf of French bread
    • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
    • 1/4 cup softened unsalted butter
    • 1 tbsp ranch dressing mix
    • 2 cups shredded cheese (I used a mixture of cheddar and jack)
    • 4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
    • 2 tbsp sliced green onion

    Instructions

  • Preheat the broiler, and line a baking sheet with foil. Cut the loaf of bread in half lengthwise.
  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, butter, ranch, shredded cheese, bacon and green onion.
  • Spread the cheese mixture on each half of the bread. Place under the broiler until golden brown, about 7 to 9 minutes.
  • Let cool slightly before cutting into pieces and serving.
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    This sandwich makes the perfect lunch or dinner. I like it so much better than traditional chicken salad, and we all know bacon and ranch makes everything better! This makes a wonderful sandwich, but would be great with crackers, on a croissant or over a bed of greens.

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    Light Ranch BLT Chicken Sandwich

    Ingredients

    • ¼ c. light mayo
    • ¼ c. non-fat plain Greek yogurt
    • 1 Tbsp. djjon
    • 1 Tbsp. ranch seasoning
    • 1.5 c. chicken cooked and cubed
    • ¾ c. tomato, seeded and chopped
    • ⅓ c. bacon pieces cooked
    • ½ c. green onions diced
    • 8 slices wheat bread
    • lettuce for garnish

    Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayo, yogurt, dijon and ranch seasoning until well combined. To that add the chicken, tomatoes, bacon and green onion. Stir until evenly coated. Store refrigerated for 1-2 hours before serving for the best flavors.
  • Arrange salad and lettuce on bread, serve immediately
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    Re-post from November 2014:

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    Turkey Bacon Swiss Sandwich

    Ingredients

    • Hoagie rolls
    • Sliced turkey breast
    • Cooked bacon slices
    • Sliced tomato
    • Sliced Swiss cheese
    • Ranch dressing

    Instructions

  • Turn oven to broil. Toast rolls slightly to keep bread from getting soggy. Spread ranch dressing on rolls, reserving some for dipping. Layer on turkey, tomato, bacon and Swiss cheese. Place under the broiler again to melt cheese. Serve open faced with additional ranch dressing.
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    Pimento Cheese Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

    Ingredients

    • 2 oz jar pimento peppers
    • 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
    • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 10 medium sized jalapeno peppers
    • 10 slices bacon

    Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  In a medium sized bowl, mix together the pimento, cream cheese, grated cheese and garlic powder. Set aside (this can be made in advance and kept in the fridge until ready to use.) Cut bacon slices in half.
  • Slice the jalapenos in half length wise. Remove all seeds and ribs with a small spoon. Fill each jalapeno half with cheese mixture, then wrap with a piece of bacon. Bake on a large baking sheet for 30 minutes or until bacon is starting to crisp and peppers are tender. Serve immediately.
  • Makes 20 poppers
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