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Grilled Turkey Burgers

 Grilled Turkey Burgers
Orange marmalade gives a citrus twist to moist burger. Ground turkey offers a nice change from the usual hamburger patty.—Patty Kile, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
5 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 5 hamburger buns, split
  • 5 slices Swiss cheese (1/2 ounce each)
  • 5 onion slices
  • 5 tomato slices
  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce


  • In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble turkey
  • over mixture and mix well. Shape into five 1/2-in.-thick patties.
  • Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and
  • lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, uncovered, over medium
  • heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 8-10 minutes on each side or
  • until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear,
  • basting occasionally with marmalade.
  • Grill buns, cut side down, for 2-4 minutes or until lightly browned.

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Grilled Turkey Burgers (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Serve burgers on buns with cheese, onion, tomato and lettuce. Yield:
  • 5 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One burger (prepared with fat-free milk, lean ground turkey and reduced-fat Swiss cheese) equals 415 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 124 mg cholesterol, 743 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.