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Basil Turkey Burgers Recipe

Basil Turkey Burgers Recipe

"These delicious sandwiches are a superb substitute for traditional beef burgers," says Carolyn Bixenmann of Grand Island, Nebraska. "My husband actually prefers these turkey burgers, topped with seasoned mayonnaise."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil, divided
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 ounces lean ground turkey
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 1 large tomato, sliced


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and 1 tablespoon basil. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Coat grill rack with cooking spray before starting the grill. In a bowl, combine the milk, onion, bread crumbs, salt, pepper and remaining basil. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  • 2. Grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until met is no longer pink and a thermometer reads 165°. Serve on buns with lettuce, tomato and basil mayonnaise. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 305 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 567mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2014

"As with the reviewer below, I used dark meat turkey which was moist enough that I didn't need to add the milk. To compensate I added additional bread crumbs. These were delicious. I did not make the basil mayo, not enough basil, and definately recommend finely chopping the onions, so you don't end up with big bites of onion. I grilled these on the panini press rather than broiling (less mess), took 6 minutes."

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"I used ground chicken instead of turkey. The ground chicken was moist enough that I would not add the milk next time."

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