Grilled Turkey Burger
Diabetic │ Heart Healthy
This burger is so packed with flavor you’ll never miss the beef. Stuffed with mushrooms and topped with Swiss cheese, this turkey burger recipe will become a family favorite.
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 4 cups white button mushrooms sliced
- 1 onion chopped
- 3 large garlic cloves minced
- 1 small tomato chopped
- 1 slice of white bread cut into cubes
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil leaves
- 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 2 lbs. lean ground turkey breast
- 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- Black pepper to taste
- ⅛ tsp. salt
- 10 slices reduced-fat Swiss cheese (1 oz. each)
- 10 light whole-wheat Kaiser rolls (2 oz. each)
In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, or until browned.
Add onion, garlic, tomato and bread cubes, and cook until onion is softened and mixture is combined well, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and chill, covered, for 20 minutes or until completely cooled.
In a small bowl, combine eggs, basil and parsley, and whisk until beaten well. In a large bowl, combine turkey, egg mixture, mushroom mixture, lemon juice, pepper and salt, and stir to combine well. Form 10 patties, transfer to a plate and chill, covered, for 30 minutes.
Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray and preheat the grill. Grill burgers for 6 minutes with grill lid open. Turn burgers, add a slice of cheese to each burger, and close grill lid. Grill for 6 minutes more, or until meat is no longer pink. Serve on rolls with sliced lettuce, tomato and red onion for garnish, if desired.
Nutrition analysis per serving: 364 calories, 7 g fat, 2 g saturated fat, 35 g carbohydrate, 39 g protein, 482 mg sodium, 99 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber