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Surgery Date: October 20, 2009:

Monday, August 13, 2012

I Have a Secret Relationship...

...with goat cheese.

It's my favorite cheese.


So I invented some turkey burgers to grill up on the George this past weekend.






Here's the recipe:
Lap Band Gal's Goat Cheese Turkey Burgers
206 calories.  22 grams protein.

Servings: 5

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5-10 minutes


1 lb ground turkey (93% lean)
1/4 Cup bread crumbs (20g)
1 Egg
2 oz crumbled goat cheese (I used the kind that had the herbs on the outside)
1 tsp onion powder
3-4 shakes/dashes of garlic salt
3-4 splashes of Worcestershire sauce
dash of black pepper

Throw everything in a bowl.
Mix it up.
I made 5 burgers.  You may want to make more or
less burgers depending on your portion size.
Each burger was approximately 4.2 oz before grilling. 
I sprayed George with cooking spray and
grilled it for about 5-10 minutes.
While the burger was grilling, I put the four remaining burgers
individually between wax paper and then into Ziploc bags.
Into the freezer they went for a quick dinner during the week!
These burgers turned out very moist and
full of FLAVOR.
I had a little Girard's Light Champagne
dressing on the side for dipping.
This is for ONE burger, no dressing.

I'll definitely be making these again!


  1. These sound fabulous and I am going to definitely try them! Thanks for sharing! Hugs

  2. these sound great--thanks for the recipe!

  3. Delicious!!! I've been on a huge kick of stuffing turkey burgers with spinach and feta...mmm!

  4. Wow...that looks delish. I'm gonna have to try that. I don't know if I've ever had goat cheese, but I'm adventurous and will try anything!

  5. Yummo! I love it that you post not only pictures but all the nutritional info too! I'm tempted to get a George Foreman, but I've heard they're a bitch to clean - is this true or lies?! xxx

    1. I used to think that the George was a pain to clean until a friend showed me the wet paper towel trick:

      -After UNPLUGGING the george, place soaking wet 2-3 paper towels (folded to the size of your george) on the bottom grill plate.

      -Close lid.

      -It'll steam and the water will start to collect in the drip tray

      -I let it sit like that while I eat (about 20-30 minutes).

      -Open the george and throw away towels and wipe up/clean with a fresh paper towel. There are no bits to scrape off. The steam did that.

  6. That looks and sounds delish! Thanks for posting. :)

  7. So glad you posted this! Bought ground turkey at the store today, wasn't sure what to do with it. Now, I have a plan! Yum!

  8. Perfect! This would go great for my pre op diet (which started today)!!! Plus I love your tip about how to clean the George... That is always what I do not like about it. Oh.. and the pictures.. yes! I am very visual, so thanks LBG, for another fabulous post.

  9. YUM. I looooooove goat cheese. Do you like beets? I roast my beets (whole, skin on, wrap each one in a piece of foil), allow to cool long enough to handle, peel, slice, toss with goat cheese and a squeeze of fresh orange (or a couple tablespoons of orange juice, but fresh is better). Delish.

  10. There are not many things I love in life as much as I love goat cheese. It is rather unfortunate that my kids also love goat cheese. They swipe it from my plate all the time.

    We have a cool restaurant that makes this amazeballs salad with this honey fried goat cheese medallion on top. Stinky was picking at my salad - totally normal for him. I turned around to say something to a friend and that little stinker swiped my medallion. No no boo boo. Mama stood her ground. Ok, I am lying. We shared it.

    Also, this just further validates my need for a George.