1/4 Pound Turkey Burger Recipe
Creative Cooking for the Health Conscious Gourmet
Low-Calorie | Low-Carbohydrate | Low-Cholesterol | High-Protein
Healthy Turkey Burger Recipe
This turkey burger recipe is appropriate for low calorie, high protein, low carbohydrate and low cholesterol diet regimens.
1.5 cups onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1 tsp olive oil
1 medium carrot, cut into 0.125-in. dice
0.75 lb shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 tsp salt
0.5 tsp ground black pepper
1.5 tsp Worcestershire sauce
0.33 cup thyme, finely chopped
0.33 cup basil, chopped
1 cup fine fresh bread crumbs (from 2 slices firm white sandwich bread)
1.25 ground turkey (mix of dark and light meat)
2 tbsp ketchup
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Cook onion and garlic in oil in a 12-in. nonstick skillet over moderate heat, stirring until onion is softened (about 2 min).
Add carrot and continue stirring until softened (about 3 min). Add mushrooms, 0.5 tsp salt, and 0.25 tsp pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid mushrooms give off is evaporated and mushrooms are very tender (about 10-15 min). Stir in Worcestershire sauce, thyme, and basil. Transfer vegetables to a large bowl and cool.
Stir together bread crumbs and a minimal amount of milk or water in a small bowl and let stand 5 minutes.
Add to vegetables.
Add turkey and remaining 0.5 tsp salt and 0.25 tsp pepper to vegetable mixture, and mix well with hands. (Mixture will be very moist.)
Form into patties and place in a lightly oiled metal baking pan; brush evenly with 2 tbsp ketchup. Broil or bake in oven until thoroughly cooked.
Nutrition Facts Per serving:
Total fat: 15.4 g
Saturated fat: 2.5 g
Trans fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 115 mg
Sodium: 691 mg
Total carbohydrates: 9.3 g
Dietary fiber: 3.4 g
Sugars: 2.8 g
Protein: 35.4 g
Chef and Author: Justin Gillette
Medically Reviewed by FibonacciMD editors.