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Basil Turkey Burgers

 Basil Turkey Burgers
"These delicious sandwiches are a superb substitute for traditional beef burgers," says Carolyn Bixenmann of Grand Island, Nebraska. "My husband actually prefers these turkey burgers, topped with seasoned mayonnaise."
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 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.

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Nutritional Facts: One serving (1 burger with 1 tablespoon basil mayonnaise) equals 305 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 567 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.