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Garden Turkey Burgers Recipe

Garden Turkey Burgers Recipe

These moist burgers get plenty of color and flavor from onion, zucchini and red pepper. I often make the mixture ahead of time and put it in the refrigerator. Later, after helping my husband with farm chores, I can put the burgers on the grill while whipping up a salad or side dish. —Sandy Kitzmiller, Unityville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped sweet red or green pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded zucchini
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into six 1/2-in.-thick patties.
  • 2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Serve on buns.
    Freeze option: Place patties on a plastic wrap-lined baking sheet; wrap and freeze until firm. Remove from pan and transfer to a resealable plastic freezer bag; return to freezer. To use, grill frozen patties as directed, increasing time as necessary for a thermometer to read 165°. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger (prepared with lean ground turkey and without salt; calculated without the bun) equals 188 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 201 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 16 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.