Recipe: Turkey Burgers with Apples, Onions and Peppers

Prepare these lean burgers on the grill or in a skillet

You can prepare the burgers on a skillet or on the grill. If you’re making these burgers for children, you may want to serve the apples and peppers raw and on the side — some children prefer their fruit and veggies that way. Don’t forget to purchase ground white meat turkey. Not all ground turkey is lean, so be choosy.

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Ingredients

¾ pound ground white meat turkey

1/8 teaspoon kosher salt, optional

Freshly ground pepper

Canola cooking spray

½ ounce low-fat cheddar cheese, very thinly sliced

2 large cooking apples, such as Braeburn, Granny Smith or Macintosh, cored and cut into thin slices

¼ cup thinly sliced red onion

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1 medium red bell pepper, seeded and cut into julienne strips

4 whole-wheat sandwich rolls, split and toasted

Mustard, optional

Low-sodium ketchup, optional

Instructions

  • Shape the ground turkey into four round uniform patties. Season with salt, if using, and pepper.
  • Lightly coat two large nonstick skillets with cooking spray. Cook the patties over medium-high heat in one skillet for four minutes. Flip the burgers and top with cheese.
  • Continue to cook another four minutes, or until the burgers are done or register 170° on an instant meat thermometer. Meanwhile, cook the apples, onion and pepper in the other skillet approximately 10 minutes, until soft.
  • To serve, place a turkey burger on each roll and top with apples and vegetables. Pass the mustard and ketchup, if using.

Nutritional information per serving

Calories 250 (12.5 percent calories from fat)

Total fat 3.5 g

Saturated fat 0.5 g

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Carbohydrates 34 g

Fiber 5 g

Protein 26 g

Cholesterol 35 mg

Sodium 227 mg

Potassium 278 mg

Republished courtesy of Speaking of Women’s Health

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