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Italian Turkey Burgers

 Italian Turkey Burgers
Seasoned with oregano and Parmesan cheese, these plump burgers are a delicious change-of-pace entree. I like to serve them on crusty Italian bread with warmed spaghetti sauce, but you can also use hamburger buns. -Mary Tallman, Arbor Vitae, Wisconsin
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 8 slices Italian bread, toasted
  • 1/2 cup meatless spaghetti sauce, warmed

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble turkey
  • over mixture and mix well. Shape into four 3/4-in.-thick oval-shape
  • patties.
  • Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and
  • lightly coat the grill rack. Grill patties, uncovered, over medium
  • heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or
  • until a meat thermometer reaches 165° and juices run clear.
  • Place a patty on each of four slices of bread. Drizzle with spaghetti
  • sauce; top with remaining bread. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (prepared with lean ground turkey) equals 306 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 680 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber,

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Italian Turkey Burgers (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 25 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.