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Garden Turkey Burgers

 Garden Turkey Burgers
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
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble turkey
  • over mixture and mix well. Shape into six 1/2-in.-thick patties.
  • 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. 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.

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Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.