This is, like, REALLY close to a healthy meal! I’m serious. So, here’s the deal:
1. I love turkey burgers.
2. I love smash burgers.
3. I love Bacon.
So…yea, I combined them all.
I know what you’re thinking – Kev, man, it has bacon in it. It’s not healthy. I’m here to tell you it IS healthy! Or…at least, healthier than you think! If I cook SIX Bacon Turkey Burgers in my cast iron skillet, it doesn’t have as much grease as cooking ONE ground beef burger. Yep, it’s that much of a difference – even with the bacon. So…you have to try this.
I ground my bacon using a hand meat grinder. It’s really cool. Some mixers have meat grinder attachments you can buy fairly cheap. I’m betting you can also accomplish the Bacon Turkey Smash Burger by chopping up the raw bacon as small as possible.
Whatever method you use, you’ll be happy with what the bacon adds to your smash burger. Put it on this thin crappy healthy bread stuff, add some veggies, and a side of grilled sweet potato fries – and that’s a tasty yet healthy meal.
If you want to leave the bacon out then use this recipe for Smoked Turkey Burgers with Jalapenos and Cheddar and cook them like a smashburger.
Turkey Smash Burger with Bacon
- 1 lb turkey
- 1/4 lb apple smoked bacon
- 1 tbs Granulated Garlic
- Salt & Pepper
- First either finely chop or grind the bacon.
- Add bacon to turkey meat, add garlic, salt & pepper and mix.
- Make into orange sized balls.
- Set up grill for direct cooking.
- Heat up cast iron skillet.
- Add burger balls and SMASH!
- Cook 2-3 minutes per side until brown.