Ground turkey can be DRY and really boring. When I am trying to eat healthier and watch my points I eat a lot of ground turkey. When I use it in soups and casseroles it is fine. Making burgers with ground turkey has never turned out that great for me until these Weight Watchers Grilled Asian Turkey Burgers. WOW….this is an amazing Weight Watchers recipe.
Weight Watchers Grilled Asian Turkey Burgers
I think the hoisin sauce is the key to this recipe turning out moist and yummy. Plus it gives off some super flavors that make these turkey burgers out of this world good.
I was worried that using the 99% fat-free turkey would make the recipe too dry…but with the other ingredients it worked perfectly.
How to Make Weight Watchers Grilled Asian Turkey Burgers
Shape the mixture into 4 equal round patties. It will be 8 patties if you double the recipe like I do!
Grill the patties for approximately 8 minutes on one side and then flip and grill for about 5 minutes. This is how long it took mine to grill…but grilling times vary a LOT. Just make sure the meat is cooked all the way through.
Eat the burger plain without a bun or throw it onto a light, whole wheat bun.
You can add some veggies to the burger for zero points!
This Asian Turkey Patty is Only 2 Freestyle SmartPoints
It is hard to believe that this delicious and filling Grilled Asian Turkey Patty is only 2 freestyle smartpoints if eaten without a bun.
Personally I prefer to eat my burgers with a bun. If you can find a light, whole wheat bun it may be as low as 2 points. A lot of buns are 3-5 points. Just calculate how much the bun is and add it to the 2 freestyle smartpoints for the patty.
Don't forget to add any condiments like ketchup, mayo, etc. Those count too! Forgetting to count those is a good way to fail at Weight Watchers!
Great Cookout Recipes
If you are grilling out you might need some more healthy options.
Here are some of the Best Cookout Recipes for Weight Watchers to get you started with a menu. If you have guests that don't care for turkey burgers you could make them some Teriyaki Chicken that is Weight Watchers friendly!
Let me know how you like the burgers!
- 1 pound lean ground turkey ---99% Fat Free Turkey
- ¼ cup plain dried bread crumbs
- ¼ cup hoisin sauce
- 2 Tbsp soy sauce
- whole wheat hamburger buns
- Optional burger toppings: lettuce tomato, thinly sliced radishes--basically any veggie you like on a burger!
Combine ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined.
Shape the mixture into 4 equal patties.
Grill patties for approximately 8 minutes on one side and 5 minutes on the other side. Grilling time may vary based on grill heat, etc. Cook until they are done inside!
Serving size is one hamburger.
One patty alone is 2 Freestyle SmartPoints. You will have to add points if you use a hamburger bun and condiments.