POINTS® Value: 5
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.
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)
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.
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.