Apricot Turkey Burgers

Chopped chickpeas and tangy dried apricots keep these Moroccan-spiced burgers moist. For a more unusual offering, fold one into flatbread such as FlatOut, Indian naan, or Middle Eastern lavash.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 burger)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 320
  • Calories from fat: 26%
  • Fat: 9.2g
  • Saturated fat: 2.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Protein: 24.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 35.4g
  • Fiber: 4.6g
  • Cholesterol: 53mg
  • Iron: 3.5mg
  • Sodium: 541mg
  • Calcium: 89mg

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup drained canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 1/3 cup minced shallots
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • Cooking spray
  • 6 (1 1/2-ounce) multigrain hamburger buns, split
  • 6 tablespoons Easy Tzatziki Sauce

Preparation

  1. Prepare grill.
  2. Place chickpeas in a food processor; pulse 3 times or until chopped. Combine chickpeas, apricots, and next 7 ingredients (through turkey). Divide mixture into 6 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.
  3. Place patties on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer registers 165°. Remove from grill; let stand 5 minutes.
  4. Place buns, cut sides down, on grill rack; grill 1 minute or until toasted. Place 1 patty on bottom half of each bun; top each serving with 1 tablespoon Easy Tzatziki Sauce and top half of bun.
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