WEEK 39: Bourbon-Barbecue Turkey Burger BLTs

This week’s featured meal is Bourbon-Barbecue Turkey Burger BLTs with Pear and Orange Toss. This is such a quick and easy meal that would be perfect for tailgating or watching football with friends. Not to mention its delicious and low calorie!😉
 
PREP TIME: 10 min
COOK TIME: 20 min
TOTAL: 30 min
 
INGREDIENTS:
• 6 slices center cut bacon
• 6 (4-oz) frozen turkey burgers
• ½ cup spicy barbecue sauce (such a Stubbs)
• 2 Tbsp bourbon (optional)
• 6 (0.67-oz) ultra-thin slices Cheddar cheese (such as Sargento)
• 6 (1.9-oz) hamburger buns (preferably whole wheat), toasted
• 6 Bibb lettuce leaves
• 6 large tomato slices
 
PEAR & ORANGE TOSS:
• 3 oranges, peeled and sectioned
• 3 firm pears, chopped
• 2 Tbsp lime juice
• 1 Tbsp honey
 
INSTRUCTIONS:
Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat for 5 to 6 minutes or until crisp; drain, reserving 2 Tbsp drippings in skillet. Cook turkey burgers in hot drippings according to package directions, adding barbecue sauce and, if desired, bourbon to skillet during last 2 minutes of cooking. Top burgers with cheese. Serve turkey burgers on buns with lettuce, tomato, and bacon.
NOTE: Don’t have bourbon on hand? These burgers will still be just as delicious without it.
 
PEAR & ORANGE TOSS:
Toss together all ingredients in a bowl. Chill 30 minutes, enjoy!
 
NUTRITION AT A GLANCE:
MAIN: Makes 6 servings
Per Serving: 394 calories, 18g fat, 7g saturated fat, 30g protein, 29g carbohydrates, 6g fiber, 716mg sodium
SIDE: Makes 6 servings
Per Serving: 100 calories, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 1g protein, 26g carbohydrates, 4g fiber, 0mg sodium