Turkey burgers can be just as satisfying as some people believe a good ol’ beef burger is. And these ones definitely fit the bill. I suggest doubling the recipe and freezing the extra burgers to eat later when you have a burger craving (that is, IF there are any leftovers). These tasty turkey burgers are lean and flavorful with the added onion and garlic powder. And if using Italian bread crumbs, there’s even more!
Remember when you’re adding toppings to be mindful of what you choose. Things like pickles, cheese and any sauces like BBQ or ketchup are going to add to the sodium amount. I personally like to eat these in a lettuce “bun” and encourage you to try it as well. I hope you enjoy these as much as my family does. It’s a great go-to weeknight recipe since it’s so quick and easy to prepare. And as mentioned above, it also freezes well so you can double (or even triple) the recipe.
Tasty Turkey Burgers
- 1 lb. extra lean white meat ground turkey breast
- 2 egg whites
- ½ cup whole grain crackers or Italian bread crumbs crushed
- 1 small onion chopped
- ¼ tsp. garlic powder
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- ¼ tsp. salt
- Cooking spray
- In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well. Form turkey mixture into 4 patties. Spray non-stick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Place patties in skillet and cover, cooking for 5 minutes. Turn patties over and cooking additional 5 minutes or until cooked through.1 lb. extra lean white meat ground turkey breast, 2 egg whites, ½ cup whole grain crackers or Italian bread crumbs, 1 small onion, ¼ tsp. garlic powder, ¼ tsp. pepper, ¼ tsp. salt, Cooking spray
140 calories, 3 gm fat, 0.5 gm sat. fat, 7 gm carbohydrate, 28 gm protein, 1 gm fiber, 144 mg sodium, 15 mg cholesterol
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