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Turkey Burgers with Mango Salsa

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

6 servings

This cookout recipe always has everyone talking. The secret is mixing a creamy, spreadable cheese into the turkey patties. It gives them lots of flavor without overpowering the burger. —Nancee Melin, Tucson, Arizona
Turkey Burgers with Mango Salsa Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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 zest
  • 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

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties.
  2. 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.
  3. Grill buns, uncovered, for 1-2 minutes or until toasted. Place burgers on bun bottoms. Top with salsa. Replace bun tops.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger: 359 calories, 14g fat (4g saturated fat), 98mg cholesterol, 825mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 26g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

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