Making burgers with ground turkey has never turned out that great for me until these Weight Watchers Grilled Asian Turkey Burgers. 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. 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
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until well combined. I like to use my stand mixer with the meat hook to mix my ingredients together easily.
Shape the mixture into 4 equal round patties. It will be eight patties if you double the recipe as I do!
Grill the patties on one side for approximately 8 minutes, 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.
If you don't have an outdoor grill you can easily grill these using a grill pan on the stove.
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 myWW points for the Blue and Purple plans if eaten without a bun. It is four myWW points for the Green plan.
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 myWW points for the patty.
On the current Weight Watchers Program (2023), it is 4 points per turkey patty. Add the points for the bun!
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 patty.
One patty alone is 2 myWW Points for the Blue and Purple plans and 4 points for the Green plan. You will have to add points if you use a hamburger bun and condiments.
On the current Weight Watchers Program (2023), it is 4 points per turkey patty. Be sure to add the points if you eat a bun.
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Kim Adams says
I made these today, first time using ground turkey and hoisin sauce – so awesome. Thank you so much!