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Turkey burgers

2
Main Meals (Dinners)
2 peopleServes
2

Use a thermometer to ensure you don’t overcook and dry out the turkey burgers. They’ll continue cooking for a few minutes after being taken off the heat, so cook them to an internal temperature of 160°F. Allow them to rest a few minutes until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F.

  • Onion, 1 cup(s), chopped, measured after chopping in food processor
  • Ground turkey, extremely lean, ½ lb(s), look for "ground turkey breast" or "fat-free ground turkey"
  • Garlic powder, ½ tsp(s)
  • Onion powder, ½ tsp(s)
  • Cumin, ground, ½ tsp(s)
  • Cilantro, fresh, 2 tbsp(s), chopped
  • Salt, ½ tsp(s)
  • Black pepper, ¼ tsp(s), ground
  • Eggs, 1 large
  • Olive oil spray, 1 x two-second spray(s)
  • Panko bread crumbs, ¼ cup(s), (to be used if mixture is too wet)

Method

Chop the onion in a food processor. In a medium bowl, mix the turkey breast, onion, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, cilantro, salt, pepper and egg.

Heat a grill or medium nonstick sauté pan to medium heat. Lightly coat the grill or pan with cooking spray. Form the burger mixture into two 4-ounce patties. If the mixture is too wet, add the panko.

Place the patties on the grill or in the pan and cook approximately 5 minutes on each side or until they reach an internal temperature of 160°F. Remove the patties from the heat and let rest until reaching a temperature of 165°F.

Serve the turkey burger patties on whole wheat buns with your choice of condiments.

Nutrition facts per serve
Makes 2 serves

Food Groups

V
Vegetables
1.3
F
Fruits
0
C
Carbohydrates
0.8
PD
Protein/Dairy
1.5
Ft
Fats
0.2
S
Sweets
0

Nutrition Facts

Calories264
Total Fat6.4 g
- Saturated Fat1.7 g
Cholesterol155.4 mg
Sodium779 mg
Total Carbohydrate18.8 g
- Dietary Fiber2.3 g
- Total Sugars4.4 g
-- Added Sugars0 g
Protein32.9 g

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