Everyone always says turkey burgers are plain and dry. But I’ve learned over the years that they CAN be plain and dry if you over cook them and if you don’t season them properly. After trying the Trader Joe’s turkey patties, my opinion on frozen turkey burgers was totally transformed. So while at Target, I decided to pick up a box of Jennie-O All White Meat Turkey Burgers. There were a few options, but the white meat sounded more appetizing to me, particularly because I’m a white meat type of girl.
What I liked off the bat was when I opened the box, the burgers are individually wrapped! I love that because so many times when I purchase premade patties they’re all wrapped together in plastic wrap and separated with wax paper. That can be frustrating especially when I’m only planning on making a few burgers.
I heated up my nonstick skillet and put the patties into the pan – which were more than halfway frozen.As the patties cooked I sprinkled a small helping of hamburger seasoning over one side. I found they cooked evenly and resembled any other chicken/turkey burger I’ve cooked in the past. When done I served it on a sandwich thin with lettuce, tomato and onion. I found them to be quite perfect, very filling, and delicious. I found one turkey burger with a 3 ounce helping of French fries was more than enough.So much more satisfying than anything I’d get out at a fast food restaurant.
A burger (1/3 pound) is 200 calories or 5 points plus values. Completely worth it.
Have you tried any of the Jennie-O turkey burgers?
I had been wanting to try turkey burgers for a few weeks, but didn’t want to buy a big box of the Jennie-O turkey burgers just incase I didn’t quite like them. I had heard mixed reviews on turkey burgers in general – they’re flavorless, too dry, but I’ve also heard they’re delicious and you can’t even tell they’re turkey. So, while at Trader Joe’s I noticed they had Trader Joe’s Turkey Burgers in a box of 4, so I picked up a box.
According to the packaging the burgers are 4 ounce patties and have rosemary in them. I was glad to see the mention of some seasoning because I personally don’t eat meat that is unseasoned. I put the box in the refrigerator for about 2 hours before cooking and I merely put them into a frying pan on the stove and I did give the side facing “up” in the pan a light sprinkling of Trader Joe’s 21 Seasoning Salute just to give it a little more oomph!
My boyfriend and I both enjoyed these as we would a classic hamburger – lettuce, tomato, onion, mustard and for me a little ketchup. I have to say, these turkey burgers are delicious! Flavorful, filling and you really can’t tell that it’s turkey. I wouldn’t say it taste like beef, because it doesn’t, but if it tastes like anything I’d say a flavorful (seasoned) chicken burger. Since I have launched myself into the turkey burger realm, I will begin trying out other turkey burgers.
Each burger is 180 calories, which is 5 points plus values.
Have you tried the turkey burgers from Trader Joe’s?