Prep: 10 minutes, Cook: 32 minutes.Andrea's wine pick: A Spanish rosé highlights the bold flavors of basil, eggplant, and tomato. El Coto Rioja Rosado, about $8.99, is dry, spicy, and refreshing.

Recipe by Health June 2006


Credit: Tina Rupp

Recipe Summary

Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger plus 1 cup ratatouille)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat grill.

  • For ratatouille, warm oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, eggplant, zucchini, salt, and pepper. Cook 8 minutes, stirring, until softened and cooked down. Stir in tomato, red bell peppers, and vinegar; cook 10 minutes, until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in basil. Set aside.

  • For burgers, combine ricotta, Worcestershire, mustard, basil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add turkey; mix with clean hands to combine. Divide into 4 pieces; lightly form each into a 1-inch-thick patty. Grill patties over medium-hot coals 7 minutes per side, turning once.

  • Place burgers and ratatouille between buns, and serve. Leftover ratatouille will keep, tightly covered, for a week in the fridge.

Nutrition Facts

551 calories; fat 23g; saturated fat 6g; mono fat 9g; poly fat 6g; protein 42g; carbohydrates 43g; fiber 9g; cholesterol 128mg; iron 5mg; sodium 923mg; calcium 177mg.