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Grilled Italian Turkey Burgers

These turkey burgers are awesome at a cookout, especially if you're trying to eat healthy. Try topping them with a little marinara or steak sauce. So good. —Darla Andrews, Lewisville, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach
  • BURGERS:
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons prepared pesto
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 4 slices reduced-fat provolone cheese
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split

Directions

  • Place a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender, 3-4 minutes. Add spinach; cook and stir just until wilted.
  • Mix first nine burger ingredients. Add turkey; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-in.-thick patties.
  • Place burgers on an oiled grill rack over medium heat. Grill, covered, until a thermometer reads 165°, 4-6 minutes per side.
  • Top with cheese; grill, covered, until cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve on buns. Top with mushroom mixture.
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  • Briadona
    Jul 29, 2015

    They held together well here but lacked Italian flavor. The sweetness was what we tasted more. The provolone is a good choice though. Wouldn't do again.

  • dkrygeris
    Jun 30, 2015

    These burgers had great flavor, but I had a hard time keeping the patties together. They were falling apart while grilling. Also, only making 4 would have been too large a portion. I made into 5 burgers, but otherwise followed the recipe as provided.