Italian Turkey Burgers

6
Total Time
30 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
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.

Ingredients

cooking spray

2 spray(s)

uncooked 93% lean ground turkey

1 pound(s)

uncooked onion(s)

cup(s), chopped

minced garlic

2 tsp

fennel seed

2 tsp

table salt

½ tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

reduced calorie hamburger roll(s)

4 item(s)

olive oil cooking spray

4 spray(s)

fresh tomato(es)

2 small, ripe, yellow and/or red, thickly sliced

basil

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

Instructions

  1. Coat a grill or grill pan with cooking spray; preheat to medium-high.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. To serve, top grilled rolls with burgers and tomato slices; garnish with basil. Yields 1 burger per serving.

Notes

Cook the burgers until a minimum internal temperature of 165°F.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.

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