Italian Cheese Turkey Burgers Recipe

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Italian Cheese Turkey Burgers Recipe
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Italian Cheese Turkey Burgers Recipe

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“We eat burgers a lot in warm weather. I cut down on fat and calories by using ground turkey, then spicing it up. My husband is picky about his burgers, but he loves these!” —Brenda DiMarco, Whiteford, Maryland
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 pound extra-lean ground turkey
  • 3 slices reduced-fat provolone cheese, halved
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • Ketchup and mustard, optional

Directions

Place tomatoes in a small bowl; add boiling water. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine the egg white, bread crumbs, onion, ketchup, basil, parsley, mustard, garlic, oregano and Italian seasoning. Drain and chop tomatoes; add to egg white mixture. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into six burgers.
Place in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 16-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Top with cheese; bake 1-2 minutes longer or until melted. Serve on buns with ketchup and mustard if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Italian Turkey Burgers in Healthy Cooking April/May 2011, p53

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 362 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 80mg cholesterol, 698mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 5g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch.

  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 pound extra-lean ground turkey
  • 3 slices reduced-fat provolone cheese, halved
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • Ketchup and mustard, optional
  1. Place tomatoes in a small bowl; add boiling water. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the egg white, bread crumbs, onion, ketchup, basil, parsley, mustard, garlic, oregano and Italian seasoning. Drain and chop tomatoes; add to egg white mixture. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into six burgers.
  3. Place in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 16-20 minutes or until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Top with cheese; bake 1-2 minutes longer or until melted. Serve on buns with ketchup and mustard if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Italian Turkey Burgers in Healthy Cooking April/May 2011, p53

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Susan's Kitchen User ID: 5575002 173910
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"The flavor of the burgers was good, the texture was on the soft side, not firm like a beef burger would be. Maybe I would add the whole egg and more bread crumbs. It's worth trying again , it just needs a more firm consistency."

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