Turkey burgers have a reputation for being a healthy, not-as-good alternative to a burger. But this healthy turkey burger recipe may just change your mind about that.
The seasoning blend you’ll see below is one of my favorites for turkey burgers and other poultry dishes. It gives the burger a nice savory flavor with just a touch of heat. If you like spice, increase the cayenne pepper a bit … which I do for mine (my wife’s, not so much).
I usually go bun-less but you can add a bun if you want. I recommend whole wheat, but you probably know this by now. Here’s an added bonus: this turkey burger recipe has only 180 calories, 9 grams of fat, and it’s high in protein (25 grams).
Here’s the healthy turkey burger recipe. Hope you like it.
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Ingredients: Healthy Turkey Burger Recipe
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder (or 1 clove minced)
- 1/4 cup onion
- 1/4 tsp. dried basil (or 1/2 tsp. fresh)
- 1/4 tsp. dried oregano (or 1/2 tsp. fresh)
- 1 T sesame seeds
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- Zest from 1/2 a lemon
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- Cooking spray
Heat a non-stick pan to medium-high heat. Meanwhile, dice onion and combine onion, herbs, and spices with ground turkey and form into four equal sized patties. Once pan is hot, spray with cooking spray and cook the turkey burgers for 5-7 minutes or until browned nicely. Spray the top of each burger with cooking spray, then flip each burger over and cook for an additional 5 minutes. DON’T cut into the burgers to see if they’re done because you’ll lose most of the juices. Look at the middle of the burger to see if you see pink and feel it with your finger to see if it feels hot. If so, lower heat and cook an additional 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
180 calories, 9 g fat, 2 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 25 g protein, 464 mg sodium