Recipe: Turkey Burgers with Apples, Onions and Peppers


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.


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


Nutritional information per serving

Calories 250 (12.5 percent 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