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Tender Turkey Burgers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

"These juicy, tender patties on whole wheat buns make a wholesome, satisfying sandwich," relates field editor Sherry Hulsman of Louisville, Kentucky. "We especially like to grill them."


  • 2/3 cup soft whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
  • Whole wheat hamburger buns, split, optional


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first 9 ingredients. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 6 patties.
  2. Pan-fry, grill or broil until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Serve on buns if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger: 177 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 317mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 3 very lean meat, 1 vegetable, 0.500 starch.

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