Entrees

Parmesan Turkey Burgers

Makes 4 burgers

Parmesan Turkey Burgers

Makes 4 burgers

A healthy alternative to the beef burger.

Nutritional information per burger:Calories 195 (51% from fat)
carb. 1g
pro. 22g
fat 11g
sat. fat 3g
chol. 94mg
sod. 319mg
calc. 80mg
fiber 0g

Ingredients

  • 1pound ground turkey (7% fat works best)
  • 14cup finely chopped green onion
  • ¼cup finely chopped Italian parsley
  • ¼cup finely grated Reggiano Parmesan or Asiago
  • 1∕8teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼teaspoon sea salt, divided

Preparation

  1. 1.Put the turkey into a large bowl with the onion, parsley, cheese, and black pepper. Using clean hands, stir to combine and mix well, but do not overwork the meat. Divide into 4 equal portions (4 ounces each) and shape into 4-inch burgers (about ¹∕ ³ cup each). Sprinkle each side with the garlic powder and salt. Refrigerate if not grilling immediately.
  2. 2.Preheat the Cuisinart® Compact Grill Centro, fitted with the Grill plate, to High.
  3. 3.Once the Grill is hot (about 10 minutes), arrange burgers evenly spaced on the Grill. Cook for about 6 to 8 minutes per side, until well grilled and juices run clear. Internal temperature of meat should be 165°F when tested with an instant-read thermometer.
  4. 4.Serve hot on grilled buns or English muffins. Buns can be toasted concurrently with burgers. To do so, fit skewers into place, open buns flat and place on top of skewers, with motor off. A medium color takes about 1½ minutes.