Tasty, Juicy, Lean Turkey Burgers

Posted: July 3, 2012 by Stacy Gregovich in Nutrition, Recipes
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(America’s Test Kitchen) Turkey Burgers Recipe
Makes 4 servings

Grilling out burgers for the 4th give this recipe a try for a tasty juicy lean turkey burger! 

The nutritional info on this burger is using 93% lean ground turkey and whole fat ricotta cheese to make it leaner use extra lean Turkey (99% lean) and low fat ricotta cheese to shave off about 75 calories and 10 grams of fat /burger.


1 1/4

pounds   lean ground turkey


cup   ricotta cheese


teaspoon   salt


teaspoon   pepper


teaspoons   Worcestershire sauce


teaspoons   Dijon mustard


tablespoon   vegetable or canola oil


  1. Combine the ground turkey, cheese, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard in a medium bowl until blended. Divide the meat into 4 portions. Lightly toss one portion from hand to hand to form a ball, then lightly flatten the ball with your fingertips into a 1-inch-thick patty. Repeat with the remaining portions.
  2. Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat until very hot. Swirl the oil in the pan to coat the bottom. Add the burgers and cook over medium heat without moving them until the bottom of each is dark brown and crusted, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the burgers over; continue to cook until the bottom is light brown but not yet crusted, 3 to 4 minutes longer. Reduce the heat to low, position the cover slightly ajar on the pan to allow steam to escape, and continue to cook for 8 to 10 minutes longer, flipping once if necessary to promote deep browning, or until the center is completely opaque yet still juicy or an instant-read thermometer inserted from the side of the burger into the center registers 160 degrees. Remove from the pan and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (93% lean & whole fat ricotta): 281 calories, 16.2 g fat, 2.4 g Carbohydrates, 31.5 g protein

99% lean Turkey and low fat ricotta: 200 calories, 6.5 g fat, 2.4 g carbohydrates, 31.5 g protein

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation


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