Juicy Turkey Burgers
The way to a healthy heart for her husband is through luscious low-fat recipes. Trina Hopsecger of Elkhart, Indiana confides. "He enjoys these grilled turkey burgers with their herb flavor and garden-fresh garnish. They make an ideal summer sandwich or in-hand meal for when we're on the run."
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 1 medium apple, peeled and finely shredded
- 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
- 2 tablespoons grated onion
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1-1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
- 6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
- 6 lettuce leaves
- 6 tomato slices
- In a large bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Crumble turkey
- over mixture and mix well. Shape into six 1/2-in.-thick patties.
- Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and
- lightly coat the grill rack. Prepare grill for indirect heat using a
- grill pan.
- Place burgers over drip pan and grill, covered, over indirect medium
- heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear.
- Sprinkle with parsley. Serve on buns with lettuce and tomato. Yield:
- 6 servings.
Nutrition Facts: 1 burger equals 265 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 663 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.
on Jan. 22, 2011 at 1:32 AM