Turkey Burgers

Turkey Burgers
Staff Writer
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
139
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
2g
2%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
43mg
14%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
26µg
4%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
31mg
3%
Choline, total
41mg
10%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
42µg
11%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
29mg
9%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
214mg
31%
Selenium, Se
21µg
38%
Sodium, Na
72mg
5%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
14µg
93%
Water
117g
4%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

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.