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Friday, April 16, 2010

Turkey Cheeseburgers

For this recipe you will need the following equipment:

Cutting board and chef's knife; medium-size mixing bowl; measuring spoons; large plate; grill, ridged grill pan, or large, heavy nonstick skillet, spatula or tongs.


You can make these up and shape the burgers, then cover and refrigerate for a day.

Ground turkey is a healthy alternative to red meat since it is lower in cholesterol. I normally use the most lean ground turkey which has a bit different consistency than red meat. These seasonings mix perfectly with the meat and you are hardly aware that you're not eating ground beef!


1 small white oninon, peeled and finely chopped (about 1/3 cup)
1 lb. ground turkey (light meat)
1 tablespoon of minced garlic
2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon of cold water
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons of finely chopped parsley

For serving:

Hamburger buns (healthy option = 100% Whole wheat buns)
Ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise
Lettuce, tomato, sliced onion (optional)


1. Peel and then rinse the onion with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Chop the onion finely. Mix with the ground turkey and remaining ingredients. Shape into 4-6 patties. Press them into 3/4-inch-thick rounds.

2. Prepare the grill or heat the grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat until a drop of water evaporates immediately upon contact. Cook the burgers for 4-5 minutes per side. They should be just cooked through, not at all pink. Serve at once with the condiments and garnishes of your choice.

Per Serving: 8.0 gm total fat, 2.6 gm saturated fat, 174 calories, 3.2 gm carbohydrates, 22.50 gm protein

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