The struggle is real. We seem to start our week with these affirmations…
“We will eat at home all week long.”
” These meals will be healthy.”
” We will stick to our budget.”
“We will stick to our diet.”
“We will keep the take out menus in the drawer!” (And use their website instead, because we aren’t that old or dedicated) LOL!!!
You would think that with catering and food blog creation this wouldn’t be too difficult for this house, but we don’t seem to be the exception. Life gets busy, grocery shopping for home gets neglected, errands take you out of the house at key meal times and BAM, it’s take-out Tuesday, and you didn’t even make it through the second day of the week. I do find that a strong, but not too ambitious start to the week helps me be more successful over the course of the week. I also try to keep weeknight meals simple. If it can not be on the table in 30 minutes, it is probably best to save it for a special occasion.
This simple Turkey Burger Stack, sets up the week just right with a heap of veggies for health, and a fried egg for indulgence. It also allows for substitutions, so you can make good use of what is already in your fridge. Enjoy!!
1 Lb Ground Turkey
2 Beefsteak Tomatoes (other round tomatoes or Romas will be great)
1 C. Baby Portobello mushrooms (other varieties are great)
2 C. Kale Greens Mix
1 Yellow Onion
4 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Red Wine vinegar
1 Tbsp Granulated Garlic
1 Tbsp Granulated Onion
1 Tbsp Dry Parsely
Salt and Pepper
- Prepare your produce and set aside. Slice tomatoes, mushroom, and onions into thick slices. Make sure kale is clean an portioned out. If you bought a bundle, instead of a pre-cleaned mix, remove stems and rinse in cold water. Slice into medium sized ribbons.
- Pre-heat a sauté pan and a griddle, or two large sauté pans on medium.
- In a bowl, mix ground turkey with dry spices, and form into four thick patties.
- On one half of your griddle, drizzle 2 tbsp olive oil. Lay tomato slices on that half. Season with salt and pepper. Brown on both sides, and set aside.
- One the back half of the griddle put your turkey patties down with no oil. Cook thoroughly, and set aside.
- On the same griddle, crack four eggs, leaving some separation. Turn eggs once the white begin to firm up towards the center, and cook breifly on second side to have eggs over medium.
- In your sauté pan, drizzle remaining two tbsp olive oil, and add onions and mushrooms. Stir occasionally until onions turn translucent. Add kale mix and 1 tbsp red wine vinegar and toss lightly until kale just begins to wilt. turn off heat, and get ready to build your stack.
- Build your stack by starting with your turkey patty. Add the fired egg next, then tomatoes, and top with kale, mushroom mixture.
“After a good dinner, one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.” Oscar Wilde