Recipe: Turkey Burgers with Apples, Onions and Peppers

Prepare these lean burgers on the grill or in a skillet
Turkey burger with onions peppers and apples

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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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
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


  • 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% calories from fat)
Total fat 3.5 g
Saturated fat 0.5 g
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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