Friday, July 9, 2010

Open-Faced Zucchini and Yellow Squash Turkey Burger

For some reason, I seem to have caught several segments of morning TV where people have been making open-faced burgers.  So, tonight I decided to come up with one from the stuff I had in my fridge...and it was DELISH!  It was also quite healthy and easy.  

Here's what you'll need:

-whole wheat hamburger bun (1/2 if you will eat 1 burger, 1 if you'll eat 2)
-turkey burger (We get the Jennie-O frozen patties that are SUPER quick and easy to use.  Just pull them out of the freezer, unwrap, and grill!  No thawing necessary, which is great for the nights where you don't think ahead to thaw the meat.)
-swiss cheese slices
-1 zucchini cut into circles
-2 yellow squash cut into circles
-teriyaki sauce
-salt and pepper

Here's what you'll do:

-Put turkey burger(s) in skillet, and drizzle a bit of teriyaki as they begin to thaw and cook.
-Salt and pepper burger(s).
-Whilst burgers are cooking, put zucchini and yellow squash in bowl or on plate in microwave to start them a-cookin' (maybe 3 min. or so).
-As the burgers are finishing cooking, put a slice of swiss cheese on them to melt.
-Move the burgers out of the skillet, and move the zucchini and yellow squash into it.
-Drizzle with a bit of teriyaki (as much or as little as your heart desires).
-Cook 5 min. or until desired tenderness.
-Put burgers on bun and scoop zucchini and squash on top of patties.  Pile as high as you want.  I piled pretty high :)

One of the great things about this burger is that it needs no additional sauce or "umpf" of any kind.  The zucchini and yellow squash, paired with the teriyaki sauce, gives this burger all the moisture and flavor you could ask for!  Yum.


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