In-N-Out Burger is a legend in the Southwestern parts of the United States and even if you haven’t eaten at one, you have probably heard about their freshly made burgers. In-N-Out Burger is the epitome of Southern California – light, clean and satisfying. Their burger menu is relatively small, offering a hamburger, cheeseburger and the double-double – which is two burger patties and two slices of cheese. During the month of January we are trying to eat a little healthier to balance out the heavy eating of the holidays, so creating a Double-Double Turkey Burger “Protein Style” would be a fresh alternative to a traditional burger, without sacrificing flavor and enjoyment.
Using Jenny-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey is the perfect protein in this recipe because it is low in fat and calories, so we can indulge in two patties, instead of just one. Also, the flavors of the poultry are moist and light and don’t feel as heavy as a beef burger. This double-double is similar to the In-N-Out Burger, except I made the patties 4 ounces, instead of 3 ounces and I used cheddar cheese, instead of American cheese. Wrapping the whole turkey burger in iceberg lettuce, adds a nice crunch and makes it slightly sloppy fun to eat.
1/2 white onion, sliced
4 slices cheddar cheese
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon ketchup
1 teaspoon sweet pickle relish
dill pickle chips
1/2 head iceberg lettuce
(Makes 2 Turkey Double-Doubles)
1. Remove the ingredients from any packaging and wash and dry lettuce and slice the onion. In a saute pan over medium heat, add 1 teaspoon olive oil and the onion. Saute for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly brown and caramelized. Spoon into a bowl and set aside.
2. Form the ground turkey into 4 patties and place on a plate drizzled with olive oil. Sprinkle the top of each patty with salt and pepper. In a large iron skillet, add 1 tablespoon olive oil and place over medium heat. Add the turkey patties to the pan and cook for 3 minutes.
3. Flip the turkey patties over and place a slice of cheese on top of each patty. Continue to cook for 4 minutes or until the cheese has melted over the top of each burger.
4. While the cheese is melting over the burgers, in a small bowl combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, relish and a pinch of salt. Stir until smooth.
5. Arrange three pieces of lettuce on both plates. Top with a turkey burger patty and dollop with sauce, a few pickles and caramelized onions.
6. Place another turkey patty on top and dollop with sauce, pickles and caramelized onions. Place three lettuce leaves on top of each double-double and serve. Enjoy!