8.03.2008

WW~Italian Turkey Burgers


Italian Turkey Burgers
 

Italian Turkey Burgers

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POINTS® Value: 5
Servings:  4
Preparation Time:  20 min
Cooking Time:  10 min
Level of Difficulty:  Easy
 
The addition of fennel seeds make these burgers reminiscent of Italian sausage. We topped them with fresh basil and tomato for a wonderful summer main course.

Ingredients

  • 1 sprays cooking spray
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup onion(s), chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp fennel seed
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • 4 sprays olive oil cooking spray
  • 2 small tomato(es), ripe, yellow and/or red, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup basil, fresh, leaves, torn or thinly shredded
  • 4 reduced-calorie hamburger roll(s)

Instructions

  • Coat a grill or grill pan with cooking spray; preheat to medium-high.

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, onion, garlic, fennel seed, salt and pepper; form into four 1/2-inch-thick patties. Coat burgers and rolls with cooking spray.

  • Grill burgers for 5 minutes; flip burgers and add bread to grill. Grill open-face rolls until lightly charred, about 1 to 2 minutes; remove to serving plates. Grill burgers until cooked through, about 5 minutes more.

  • To serve, top grilled rolls with tomato slices and burgers; garnish with basil. Yields 1 burger per serving.

Notes

  • For an extra hit of flavor, rub the bread with a cut garlic clove as it comes off the grill.

    Try these burgers with arugula leaves instead of the basil.
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