Skinny Cowboy Hamburger #Recipe

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I love food. Really really love it. Unfortunately, it does not return my affection. In fact, it does nothing lately but add more layers to my middle. That's why I am always on the lookout for ways to slim down meals and make them a leaner choice for my family. Butterball Turkey Burgers are one of my favorite ways to do this.

You get the same great taste and juicy flavor you would with a regular burger, but with less calories and fat. The boys love them and always beg for me to make them again the next night. Recently, I came up with a slimmed down version of Applebee's Cowboy Burger, and could not wait to share it. This Skinny Cowboy Hamburger Recipe has about half the calories and a third of the fat of it's greasier counterpart.

Butterball Turkey Burgers

Butterball Turkey Burgers are a leaner choice for your family, without having to give up taste. The provide juicy flavorful patties in a variety of flavors to please anyone's taste buds.
  • Original Seasoned- has the same 1/3 lb. bun-filling size of a beef burger with less fat.
  • Sweet Onion - same great flavor as the original, but with the added flavor of sweet onion too.
  • Cheddar- the flavor of a cheesburger with less fat and calories. 
  • All Natural White- the leanest turkey burger available with a smaller 1/4 lb. size, but still delicious. 
Want to cut calories and fat in other meal ideas? Try Butterball Turkey Dinner Sausage, turkey bacon and deli meat too. You can visit the Butterball website to save money with Butterball coupons and get more lean meal ideas with Butterball recipes.

Skinny Cowboy Hamburger Recipe


  • Butterball Sweet Onion Turkey Burgers
  • American cheeese slices
  • Fully cooked bacon
  • Onion rings
  • BBQ sauce
  • Whole wheet hamburger buns

1. Prepare your onion rings according to package instructions.

2. Place the Butterball sweet onion turkey burgers on a grill to cook. We use an Optigrill inside, but you can use a regular gas or charcoal grill too.

3. Put your bacon slices in the microwave according to package directions to warm them up.

4. Top the burger with a cheese slice as soon as it is done cooking.

5. On a whole wheat bun, place one burger patty with cheese, two slices of bacon, two onion rings, and slather some BBQ sauce onto the bun. Enjoy your skinny cowboy hamburger recipe.

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  1. Yummy! This is one we might have to try with the kiddos!

  2. That sounds SO good. I think I need to try these.

  3. Oh yeah. That's for me alright. I love turkey burgers, and the onion rings are a nice touch!

  4. I'm not much of a beef eater, so I'm always looking for ways to substitute beef. Love this recipe! Turkey burgers are one of my favorites! Will give this recipe a whirl! :)

  5. that looks YUMMY. I haven't actually heard of a cowboy burger before!

  6. These look really good. My whole family loves any kind of burger.

  7. This looks super tasty. And it's healthy? BONUS!

  8. That looks fantastic, and I love turkey burgers. Definitely trying these!

  9. That looks mighty good to me. I know what you mean about the layers around the middle though.

  10. These look like some fantastic burgers plus super easy to make! I think that my whole family would really enjoy them. Thanks for the idea.

  11. I often have a box of turkey burgers in the freezer for meals that my daughter wont eat, at one point she was not eating pork Just takes a little jazzing up.

  12. I have never had the patties pre-made before, I buy the Butterball ground turkey and make my own. I will have to look for these, sound very convenient!

  13. I love a good turkey burger! This looks like it is no exception! Yummy!

  14. I eat these patties all the time! They are very flavorful, and I love that I can have my burger with less fat.

  15. Oh my goodness, these look so delicious! I much prefer turkey burgers to beef burgers, so I will have to try these.

  16. This looks tasty and healthy. We could all use some healthy foods. :-)

  17. I like turkey burgers and always make them from scratch at home. It is nice to know this pre-made version is available



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