Published On: Wed, Aug 14th, 2013

Recipe: Grilled Turkey Burger, Enjoy!

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nhDietitian’s tip: Substituting ground turkey chest for ground beef reduces the fat and calories in this recipe.


1 pound ground turkey chest

1/4 cup dried bread crumbs

1/4 cup chopped onion

2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

1 teaspoon Tabasco (hot) sauce

4 whole-grain buns

4 slices tomato

4 slices red onion

2 bibb lettuce leaves, halved

4 tablespoons ketchup


Combine the ground turkey chest, bread crumbs, chopped onion, parsley and hot sauce in a large bowl. Mix well. Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions and form into patties.

Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill or broiler. Away from the heat source, lightly coat the grill rack or broiler pan with cooking spray. Position the cooking rack 4 to 6 inches from the heat source.

Grill burgers until nicely browned on both sides and heated through, about 7 minutes a side. Serve each burger on a bun topped with 1 tomato slice, 1 onion slice, 1/2 lettuce leaf and a dollop of ketchup.