Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Turkey and Shroom Burger

I personally do not eat red meat often, so whenever i come across a great turkey burger recipe, I get really excited. A well made turkey burger can be just as juicy and satisfying as a great hamburger. I found this recipe at Delish.

Turkey-Mushroom Burgers


* 2 slice(s) whole-wheat sandwich bread, crusts removed, torn into pieces
* 8 ounce(s) white mushrooms, wiped clean
* 3 teaspoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil, divided
* 1 medium onion, finely chopped
* 2 clove(s) garlic, minced
* 1/2 cup(s) Scallion-Lemon Mayonnaise (optional)
* 1 pound(s) lean ground turkey breast
* 1 large egg, lightly beaten
* 3 tablespoon(s) chopped fresh dill
* 1 1/2 tablespoon(s) coarse-grained mustard
* 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
* 1/4 teaspoon(s) 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.

Nutritional Information
(per serving)
Calories 193
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 95mg
Sodium 418mg
Total Carbohydrate 9g
Dietary Fiber --
Sugars --
Protein 18g
Calcium 0