Grill Out For Father’s Day: Healthy Turkey Burger Recipe

Healthy grilling recipes from Jennie-O (photo source: Jennie-O Turkey Store)

Do you plan to celebrate the man in your life with a special meal on Father’s Day?  Why not show him how much you care about him by preparing a healthy menu?  This tasty turkey burger recipe is hearty enough to satisfy any appetite and it can be prepared with much less fat than a traditional burger.

The recipe*, from the Jennie-O Turkey store is made with Lean Turkey Burger Patties.  As prepared, they contain about half the fat of a traditional beef burger. If you’d like to reduce the fat content further, substitute Jennie-O Extra Lean Seasoned White Turkey Patties that contain only 5 grams of fat per patty.

Mulberry Street Turkey Burgers
Serves 4

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • salt and ground black pepper, if desired
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 package JENNIE-O TURKEY STORE® Lean Turkey Burger Patties
  • 4 burger buns, split and toasted
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Heat oil in large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until onion is softened. Add tomatoes with their juice, oregano, paste, salt and pepper, if desired. Bring to a boil. Reduce to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 10 minutes or until thickened. Stir in basil.

Cook the patties as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer. Top bottom half of buns with patties, tomato mixture, parmesan cheese, and top half of buns.

Nutritional Information: Calories 440, fat 18 grams, protein 34 grams, carbohydrates 31grams

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*reprinted with permission

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