The Ultimate Turkey Burger

Photo: Oxmoor House
You can’t get much better than this tasty turkey burger.  Topped with crunchy apple and tangy mango chutney, you won’t stop raving about this recipe.

Yield:

Serves 6 (serving size: 1 burger)

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 43 Minutes
Total: 2 Hours, 43 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 341
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 11.2 g
Satfat 2.8 g
Monofat 1.5 g
Polyfat 1.4 g
Protein 28.6 g
Carbohydrate 33.8 g
Fiber 4.5 g
Cholesterol 66 mg
Iron 3.2 mg
Sodium 786 mg
Calcium 77 mg

Ingredients

2 teaspoons canola oil
1 1/3 cups finely chopped peeled Granny Smith apple
1 cup finely chopped celery
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 lemon
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 large egg white
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)
Cooking spray
6 (1.6-ounce) whole-wheat hamburger buns
1/2 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons mango chutney
1 1/2 cups fresh baby spinach

Preparation

1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Add apple, celery, and onion; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat, and cool completely.

2. Grate rind and squeeze juice from lemon to measure 2 teaspoons rind and 1 tablespoon juice. Combine apple mixture, lemon rind, lemon juice, and turkey. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add egg; mix gently just until combined. Add hot pepper sauce, if desired. Shape into 6 (1/2-inch-thick) patties. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or until thoroughly chilled.

3. Preheat grill to high heat. Place patties on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 5 minutes on each side or until done. Place buns, cut side down, on grill rack. Grill 1 minute or until toasted.

4. Combine yogurt and chutney. Place patties on bottom halves of buns; top each patty with 1/4 cup spinach and about 4 teaspoons sauce. Cover with top halves of buns.

Kids Can Help: With clean hands, kids can mix the ingredients into the ground turkey, and then shape the patties.

Note:

Amanda Haas,

Cooking Light Real Family Food

September 2012