Thursday, August 27, 2009

Turkey Patty Melt Sandwich

Patty melts are delicious, but usually packed with saturated fat and calories. This version is still just as tasty but is made with healthy components. The recipe lists no measurements for the ingredients so you can make as many servings as you like.

Ground turkey (I prefer 93% lean turkey, the 99% seems too dry and tasteless)
Sliced onion
Reduced fat cheese slices (I used pepper jack and co-jack)
Whole wheat bread

Spray a pan or griddle with non-stick spray and preheat to medium-high heat. Saute onion until nice and brown. Remove onion from pan and set aside.

Form turkey patties and fry on both sides until nice and brown. Remove patties from pan and set aside.

Carefully wipe out pan with paper towel (it's hot!) and spray pan again. Place a slice of bread in the pan for each sandwich you are making. Then layer on each slice of bread in this order: one slice cheese, grilled onion, turkey burger, 2nd slice of cheese, 2nd slice of bread. Grill the sandwich in the pan a few minutes on each side until bread is browned and cheese has melted. Serve with ketchup and mustard, if desired.

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