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Mini Turkey Burgers with Gorgonzola

Randy Mayor
Yield 12 servings (serving size: 1 burger)
Try on toasted potato rolls. Make it a meal with oven-baked French fries and a salad.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey breast
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced sweet gherkin pickle (about 2 small)
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 (1-ounce) dinner rolls
  • 6 curly leaf lettuce leaves, torn in half

Nutrition Information

  • calories 169
  • caloriesfromfat 26 %
  • fat 4.9 g
  • satfat 1.9 g
  • monofat 1.1 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 14.5 g
  • carbohydrate 17.1 g
  • fiber 0.9 g
  • cholesterol 23 mg
  • iron 1.3 mg
  • sodium 374 mg
  • calcium 62 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Add cheese, stirring with a fork just until combined. Divide turkey mixture into 12 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/4-inch-thick patty.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 4 patties; cook 2 minutes. Carefully turn patties over; cook 2 minutes or until done. Place patties on a large baking sheet in a single layer. Repeat procedure with remaining patties. Cool patties to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap; freeze until firm. Place in a single layer in zip-top plastic bags; freeze up to 3 months.

  3. Thaw patties overnight in refrigerator.

  4. Preheat oven to 400º.

  5. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray. Place patties on baking sheet in a single layer; cover with foil. Bake 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Keep warm.

  6. Combine mayonnaise, pickle, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Cut rolls in half horizontally. Spread about 1 teaspoon mayonnaise mixture on bottom half of each roll; top each with 1 turkey patty and 1 piece lettuce. Cover with tops of rolls. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

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