Juicy Turkey Burgers
Total TimePrep/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.
- Lightly grease 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 until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve on buns with lettuce and tomato.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 265 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 663mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.
Jun 29, 2013
These were a great take on the traditional beef burgers. If you'd like to really spice these up, you could add some Jamaican jerk seasoning or, for a Maryland touch, some Chesapeake Bay seasoning to the ground turkey mixture.
Aug 2, 2012
Really enjoyed the flavor of these burgers. I didn't think the family would care for the apple but they loved it!
Jul 30, 2012
I am going to make this recipe. It sounds delicious. I think, after reading the reviews, I will mix everything up, and let it sit in the refrigerator for an hour or two. I think letting it sit will draw out more flavor from the seasonings.
Jun 4, 2012
My hubby said, "This is actually good!" after claiming he didn't like turkey burgers upon seeing them in the pan. I substituted onion & garlic powder, omitted the apple, brown rice, thyme, buns, lettuce & tomato, but increased the sage. I crushed whole allspice, sprinkling it in the bowl. I cooked them in a frying pan on the stove.
Jun 17, 2011
I was a little leary of cooking it over indirect heat but they came out fine. My husband however vetoed it so probably won't be making it again. He didn't like the flavor. I liked them ok.
Jun 10, 2011
This burger was very good, although I personally thought it needed a little more flavor. I will try adding some additional seasonings next time I make it.
Apr 14, 2011
Jul 29, 2009
I fix turkey burgers all the time for family and guests. They taste extra good with dry onion soup mix -mixed in with the turkey-- yummy --Patricia
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