Italian Turkey Burgers

Donna - dsw

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Italian Turkey Burgers

POINTS® Value: 5
Preparation Time:
20 min
Cooking Time:
10 min
Level of Difficulty:

The addition of fennel seeds makes these burgers reminiscent of Italian sausage. Top them with fresh basil and tomato for a wonderful summer main course.


1 spray(s) cooking spray

1 pound(s) lean ground turkey

1/3 cup(s) onion(s), chopped

2 tsp minced garlic

2 tsp fennel seed

1/2 tsp table salt

1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground

4 spray(s) olive oil cooking spray

2 small tomato(es), ripe, yellow and/or red, thinly sliced

1 cup(s) basil, fresh, leaves, torn or thinly shredded

4 item(s) 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 inside of rolls with cooking spray.
· Grill burgers for 5 minutes; flip burgers and add rolls 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 burgers and tomato slices; 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.