Turkey burgers is a great healthy alternative to regular beef burgers. I was shopping at Costco and first wanted to buy regular packaged beef burger patties, but then I looked at the nutrition label and it was scary – they had a frightening amount of saturated fat! So instead I picked up these Kirkland healthy extra-lean turkey burger patties, and they turned out to be very tasty!
These Costco turkey burger patties are Kirkland brand, and they are called Kirkland Signature Premium Extra-Lean Natural Turkey Burgers. These burger patties are frozen, and they are separated by the circles of wax paper that prevents them from sticking together.
Here’s the nutritional information for the Costco Kirkland turkey burgers – each patty weighs 5.33 ounces and has only 200 calories, 6 grams of fat, 1.5 grams of saturated fat, 85 mg cholesterol, 390 mg sodium, 2 grams of carb, 35 grams of protein, 2% calcium and 8% iron. The ingredient list for these turkey burgers is very simple: white turkey, kosher salt, rosemary extract and black pepper. These burger patties are so healthy and delicious!
These turkey burgers are cooked directly from frozen state – there is no need to defrost them. To cook these Costco turkey burgers, heat a little oil in a non-stick frying pan, then place the turkey burger patties on a frying pan (make sure they are not touching). Cook on one side for 5 minutes, then flip and cook on the other side for 5 minutes.
To make a turkey cheeseburger, put a slice of cheese on top of a turkey burger patty during the last minute of cooking. The cheese will melt, and it will be a yummy turkey cheeseburger.
Before assembling the turkey burger, I like to warm the bun in a microwave for 20 seconds. Warm bread is so tasty! You can spread the bun with mayo and mustard, then put the turkey burger patty on it, top with lettuce, tomato and slice onions and cover with the top bun. This will make such a yummy turkey burger!
If you are on a low carb diet, you can eat this turkey burger patty without the bun. Turkey burger patties are a very convenient instant meat dish!
Here’s the picture of the frozen turkey burger patties just placed on the frying pan:
Here’s the picture of those Costco turkey burgers after they’ve been flipped. The top side is nice and browned!
Next is the picture of these turkey burgers topped with the slices of yellow cheddar cheese. The cheese is melting!
And here’s the turkey cheeseburger on a bun, served with the side of roasted sweet potatoes: