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Juicy Turkey Burgers

 Juicy Turkey Burgers
My husband enjoys these grilled turkey burgers with their herb flavor and garden-fresh garnish. They make an ideal summer sandwich or in-hand meal for when we're on the run. —Trina Hopsecger, Elkhart, Indiana
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1 medium apple, peeled and finely shredded
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 6 tomato slices


  • In a large bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Crumble turkey
  • over mixture and mix well. Shape into six 1/2-in.-thick patties.
  • Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and
  • lightly coat the grill rack. Prepare grill for indirect heat using a
  • grill pan.
  • Place burgers over drip pan and grill, covered, over indirect medium
  • heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-7 minutes on each side or

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Directions (continued)

  • until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear.
  • Sprinkle with parsley. Serve on buns with lettuce and tomato. Yield:
  • 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 burger equals 265 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 663 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 18 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.