- 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil, divided
- 1/4 cup fat-free milk
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 3/4 pound lean ground turkey
- 4 hamburger buns, split
- 4 lettuce leaves
- 1 large tomato, sliced
- In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and 1 tablespoon basil. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
- In a bowl, combine the milk, onion, bread crumbs, salt, pepper and remaining basil. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.
- Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Serve on buns with lettuce, tomato and basil mayonnaise. Yield: 4 servings.
This recipe pairs well with a medium red wine.
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Reviews for Basil Turkey Burgers
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As with the reviewer below, I used dark meat turkey which was moist enough that I didn't need to add the milk. To compensate I added additional bread crumbs. These were delicious. I did not make the basil mayo, not enough basil, and definately recommend finely chopping the onions, so you don't end up with big bites of onion. I grilled these on the panini press rather than broiling (less mess), took 6 minutes.
I used ground chicken instead of turkey. The ground chicken was moist enough that I would not add the milk next time.