Turkey Burger

Turkey Burger
Just in time for summer cookouts! For a learner recipe that still delivers on the great flavor of a traditional burger recipe, try our Turkey Burger. These are perfect to pull from the freezer for a quick meal when you have not time to cook. Make the full recipe--even if you are cooking for one--so you have a go-to dish on those crazy days.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 Burgers = 4 servings

Turkey Burger
1 pound ground turkey, preferably breast meat only. (Vegetarians: Substitute 2 cups canned kidney beans (preferably low sodium or no-salt-added), drained, rinsed and mashed with a tablespoon olive oil using the back of a fork or in a food processor)
¼ cup shredded onion plus 4 slices
½ cup ground whole grain crackers
2 eggs, beaten
¼ teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Cooking oil spray
4 whole wheat hamburger buns
4 teaspoons mustard, preferably with no more than 50 mg sodium per teaspoon
4 teaspoons light mayonnaise
8 leaves romaine lettuce
8 slices tomato

1. Thoroughly mix turkey (or kidney beals and olive oil), shredded onion, cracker crumbs, eggs, salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl. Form mixture into 4 patties.
2. Heat a large heavy bottom skillet over medium heat.
3. Lightly coat skillet with cooking spray and place patties in skillet. Cook until browned, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook 4 more minutes.
4. Slice buns and spread each tip with mustard and each bottom with mayonnaise. Place each burger on bottom bun, top with lettuce, tomato and onion slice. Cover each with bun top and serve.

Nutrition Facts (Per serving):
Calories: 374, Total Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 3.9 g, Protein: 30g, Carbohydrate: 31g, Cholesterol: 178mg, Dietary Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 6g, Sodium: 529mg.

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