Thursday, November 26, 2009

Garlic Ranch Turkey Burgers & Rum Maple Butternut Squash



This was some great squash! I love butternut squash as it is but sometimes I like to dress it up and make it feel special. Boy, did it feel special tonight. The maple syrup and the dark rum made a fantastic sauce. The only tricky part is peeling the squash but once you get used to it, it's not a problem. The burgers were delicious. They were quite wet so I froze them for a bit before I cooked them. They seem to stay together better that way. They have such a unique flavor that I almost don't want to put regular hamburger toppings on them but a BIT of ketchup, onion and lettuce worked well. For regular burgers, I use a lot of ketchup but these are so flavorful they don't need much at all.



Garlic & Ranch Turkey Burgers
1 lbs. ground turkey
1 package ranch dressing
3 tbsp egg beaters
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
Pepper
4 Arnold Selects Sandwich Thins - 100 calories a piece

Mix everything but the sandwich thins together and form into 4 patties. Cook on stove top or grill until done. Place on sandwich thin and add toppings as desired.


Total calories = 1220
Hamburger patty = 305 calories with bun.
Garlic Ranch Burger + bun + Maple Rum Squash = 449 calorie dinner
 

Rum Maple Butternut Squash

1 medium squash, about 1 1/2 lbs.
2/3 cup water
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 cup dark rum

Peel, seed and quarter the squash. Cut in 1/2 in. pieces. In large saucepan, add squash, water, syrup, nutmeg and rum. Simmer about 15 minutes until squash is tender. With slotted spoon, transfer squash to a serving bowl. Boil remaining liquid until thickened. Pour over squash.



Total calories = 575
4 serving = 144 calories per serving
Garlic Ranch Burger + bun + Maple Rum Squash = 449 calorie dinner

 
Calories calculated from Calorieking.com, some numbers are rounded and approximate.

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