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Turkey Burgers with Mango Salsa

 Turkey Burgers with Mango Salsa
This is the cookout recipe that will have everyone talking. The secret is mixing a creamy, spreadable cheese into the turkey patties. It gives them a rich taste without overpowering the burger. —Nancee Melin, Tucson, Arizona
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat garlic-herb spreadable cheese
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 3/4 cup mango salsa


  • In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble turkey
  • over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties.
  • Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs,
  • lightly coat the grill rack. 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.
  • Grill buns, uncovered, for 1-2 minutes or until toasted. Place
  • burgers on bun bottoms. Top with salsa. Replace bun tops. Yield: 6
  • servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 burger equals 359 calories, 14 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 98 mg cholesterol, 825 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 26 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.