Lighten up your traditional hamburger with lean ground turkey—less saturated fat, without less flavor
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Yields 4 servings
Serving Size 1 burger with toppings
For turkey burger:
12 oz 99 percent fat-free ground turkey
½ C scallions (green onions), rinsed and sliced
¼ tsp ground black pepper
1 large egg
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp light mayonnaise
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
4 oz spinach or arugula, rinsed and dried
4 oz portabella mushroom, rinsed, grilled or broiled, and sliced (optional)
4 whole-wheat hamburger buns
- Preheat oven broiler on high temperature (with the rack 3 inches from heat source) or grill on medium-high heat.
- To prepare burgers, combine ground turkey, scallions, pepper, and egg, and mix well. Form into ½- to ¾-inch thick patties, and coat each lightly with olive oil.
- Broil or grill burgers for about 7–9 minutes on each side (to a minimum internal temperature of 160 °F).
- Combine mayonnaise and mustard to make a spread.
- Assemble ¾ tablespoon spread, 1 ounce spinach or arugula, several slices of grilled portabella mushroom (optional), and one burger on each bun.
To grill portabella mushrooms, scrape off the gills from underneath the mushroom caps. Lightly coat with olive oil, and grill or broil for 2–3 minutes on each side or until tender. Slice and set aside until burgers are ready.
Try it with a side of Grilled Romaine Lettuce With Caesar Dressing.
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Recipe Source: Deliciously Healthy Dinners