Turkey Burgers

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Turkey Burgers
Elizabeth Anderson

Turkey Burgers

With the help of some vegetarian staples, these turkey burgers are as meaty and fulfilling as the real thing.

8
Servings
150
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
8 burgers

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound extra-lean ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Teaspoon flaxmeal
  • 2 Teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 2 Teaspoons tomato paste
  • 3/4 Teaspoons salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 Teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 Cups sliced raw mushrooms
  • 1 Cup cooked lentils
  • 1/3 Cup water
  • canola oil or cooking spray, as needed

Directions

In a large bowl mix together first 7 ingredients and set aside.

Heat the olive oil in a small nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chopped garlic and onions and sauté for a couple of minutes. Next, add the sliced mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes more or until soft.

Place the cooked mushrooms, cooked drained lentils, and water in a food processor and grind until well incorporated.

Add the ground turkey mixture to the lentil/mushroom mixture in the food processor and grind for a couple of minutes until thoroughly mixed and smooth. It should be a stick batter. Refrigerate the turkey mixture until ready to grill.

Heat an outdoor grill or cast-iron grill pan over high heat and spray with canola oil. Spoon out  1/3 cup of the turkey mixture per patty onto the grill pan, without shaping it into a disc. Let the ball of mixture cook for 2 minutes.

After 2 minutes, flip the burgers over and flatten with a large spatula. Each burger will become a nice, circular patty with the center grilled and the outer part still raw. Grill for 2 more minutes on that side.

Flip the patties over once more until they are cooked through. Serve on whole-wheat buns.

Turkey Burger Shopping Tip

Ground turkey is flavorful and has 65-75 percent less fat than ground beef.

Turkey Burger Cooking Tip

Because ground turkey has a low fat content, it can dry out easily; counter this by supplementing juicy ingredients with your ground turkey dish.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
11%
Sugar
1g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
59mg
20%
Protein
15g
30%
Carbs
7g
2%
Vitamin A
21µg
2%
Vitamin B12
0.6µg
10.4%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
20.4%
Vitamin C
1mg
2%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.6mg
2.8%
Vitamin K
3µg
3%
Calcium
25mg
2%
Fiber
2g
10%
Folate (food)
55µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
55µg
14%
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
26mg
7%
Monounsaturated
3g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
24%
Phosphorus
188mg
27%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
315mg
9%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
12.1%
Sodium
284mg
12%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
6.8%
Zinc
2mg
12%

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