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Turkey-Mushroom Burgers

From: EatingWell

Ground turkey is the standard lean alternative to ground beef - and a good one - but burgers made from it can be dry and bland. These turkey burgers are particularly moist and flavorful because mushrooms are used to extend the ground meat.

Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 45 mins
Total: 1 hr
Rated : 
 by 2 people
2 slices  whole-wheat sandwich bread, crusts removed, torn into pieces
8 ounces  white mushrooms, wiped clean
3 teaspoons  extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1   medium onion, finely chopped
2 cloves  garlic, minced
1/2 cup  Scallion-Lemon Mayonnaise, (recipe follows), optional
1 pound  lean ground turkey breast, (see Ingredient note)
1   large egg, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons  chopped fresh dill
1 1/2 tablespoons  coarse-grained mustard
1/2 teaspoon  salt
1/4 teaspoon  freshly ground pepper
6   whole-wheat buns, (optional)
  Lettuce leaves & tomato slices, for garnish
1. Place bread in a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs. Transfer to a large bowl. Pulse mushrooms in the food processor until finely chopped.
2. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, garlic and the mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, until tender and liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Add to the breadcrumbs and let cool completely, 15 to 20 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, prepare Scallion-Lemon Mayonnaise, if using.
4. Preheat grill to medium-high.
5. Add ground turkey, egg, dill, mustard, salt and pepper to the mushroom mixture; mix well with a potato masher. With dampened hands, form the mixture into six 1/2-inch-thick patties, using about 1/2 cup for each.
6. Oil the grill rack. Brush the patties with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil. Grill until no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side. (An instant-read thermometer inserted in the center should register 165 degrees F.) Meanwhile, split buns and toast on the grill for 30 to 60 seconds, if using. Serve burgers on buns, garnished with lettuce, tomato and Scallion-Lemon Mayonnaise, if desired.
Ingredient Note: Lean ground turkey breast has 110 calories and 1 gram fat per 3-ounce serving, compared to 193 calories and 11 grams fat in regular ground turkey (which may include leg meat and skin).
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Prepare through Step 5. Wrap individually and refrigerate for up to 8 hours or freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator before cooking.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 193, Total Fat 10 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Monounsaturated Fat 5 g, Cholesterol 95 mg, Sodium 418 mg, Carbohydrate 9 g, Fiber 2 g, Protein 17 g, Potassium 383 mg. Exchanges: Vegetable 0.5,Medium-Fat Meat 2,Fat 0.5.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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staciejo.stanley wrote:


5/26/2011 09:49:05 PM Report Abuse
paula.beasley wrote:

Scallion-lemon mayonnaise:

5/26/2011 10:58:00 AM Report Abuse
kcthurston1723095 wrote:

yeah what she said where is the lemon-mayonnaise recipe?

7/1/2010 10:11:51 AM Report Abuse
rcpendergrass wrote:

did i miss the recipe for the scallion-lemon mayonnaise?

6/19/2010 03:39:40 PM Report Abuse

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