Turkey Burgers with Zucchini

TURKEY BURGERS WITH ZUCCHINI

This is a great healthy way to get a really tasty turkey burger.  Adding zucchini, lowers the calories per serving because you get five patties out of 1 pound of ground turkey instead of four. Serve them with your favorite burger toppings, on a whole wheat bun or skip the bun and serve them on lettuce to keep the carbs low. These can be grilled or cooked indoors.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 5 oz grated zucchini (when squeezed 4.25 oz)
  • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat breadcrumbs*
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 tbsp grated red onion
  • 1 tsp kosher salt and fresh pepper
  • oil spray

DIRECTIONS:

Squeeze ALL the moisture from the zucchini with paper towels. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, zucchini, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. Make 5 equal patties, 4 1/2 ounces each, not too thick so they cook in the center. To cook indoors: Heat a large nonstick skillet on high heat. When hot, lightly spray oil. Add burgers to the pan and reduce the heat to low. Cook on one side until browned, then flip. Flip over a few times to prevent burning and to make sure the burgers are cooked all the way through. If grilling: Clean grill well before cooking and spray with oil spray to prevent sticking. Cook the burgers on medium heat about 5 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink in the center.

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Yield: 5 burgers, Serving Size: 1 burger

Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: g Cholesterol: 65mg Sodium: 385mg Carbohydrates: 4.5g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Protein: 18g

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