Garden Turkey Burgers Recipe
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Garden Turkey Burgers Recipe

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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.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 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

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.

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. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Garden Turkey Burgers in Quick Cooking July/August 1999, p27

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.

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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Reviewed Apr. 23, 2014

"I made these for dinner tonight and my family LOVED them!! I diced all the veggies very fine to trick my 7 year old and it worked!! I also used green onions just as a personal preference and they were amazing that way! I thought they would turn out dry as I watched them cook but were very juicy! I cooked them on a flat top griddle instead of the grill. I will definitely make these again very soon!"

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Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

"These were good! I doubled the recipe and froze the extras. Quick, healthy and easy. Great recipe!"

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Reviewed Oct. 23, 2013

"These were moist and tasty. I subsituted half carrots for half of the amount of green peppers. Even if you're a vegetable eater this is a quick way to get your vegetables. I served them on flat out breads. I will definitely make these again."

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Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"Delicious, fragrant, family-pleasers, these burgers are extraordinary. 4 generations of family - including absurdly picky eaters, deathwish dieters and crabbly in-laws - all raved. Try it as written before 'improving' the recipe."

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Reviewed May. 29, 2013

"Good taste"

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