Recipes ofKurt Dixon

Registered dietitian

Body Refined, a Health & Wellness practice

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Flavorful Turkey Burger

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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Total time
30 minutes
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Preparation time
15 minutes
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Portions
4

Turkey burgers are much leaner than hamburgers, but they can be dry and dull. Moisten them by adding worcestershire and a bit of grated onion to the ground turkey. The idea is to emphasize condiments, and keep the turkey moist.

Ingredients
or16 oz of turkey, ground, 93% lean, 7% fat
or1 tbsp, chopped of basil, fresh
or1 tbsp of sauce, worcestershire
or2 tsp of vinegar, balsamic
or1/2 of kosher salt
or1/4 tsp, fresh ground pepper
or1/2 medium onion
Preparation
1.
Grate the onion on the fine holes of a grater. You should have about two tablespoons of grated onion (and a lot of juice, which you can discard).
2.
Place in a bowl with the ground turkey, Worcestershire sauce, basil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
3.
Using a fork, mix together well. Shape into four patties — the mixture will be quite moist — and press the patties into ½-inch thick rounds.
4.
Heat the canola oil in a nonstick griddle or large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. (Alternately, spray the griddle or pan with pan spray.)
5.
When you can feel the heat while holding your hand just above griddle or pan, cook the patties for five minutes on each side. Serve on buns, with the condiments of your choice.
Nutritional information
Per 100 gPer portion (136 g)% DRI
Energy133 kcal181 kcal9 %
Fat7 g9 g15 %
Fatty acids, total saturated2 g2 g12 %
Cholesterol62 mg84 mg28 %
Sodium526 mg716 mg30 %
Carbohydrate2 g3 g1 %
Sugars1 g1 gremove
Fiber0 g0 g1 %
Protein16 g21 gremove