Turkish Turkey Burger
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While this dish is flavorful enough to stand on its own, a small scoop of baba ghanouj complements it nicely.
pine nuts¼ cup(s)
ground cumin½ tsp
ground cinnamon½ tsp
olive oil2 tsp
uncooked onion(s)½ small, yellow variety, grated
uncooked boneless skinless turkey breast1 pound(s)
egg white(s)1 large
table salt½ tsp
black pepper¼ tsp, freshly ground
whole wheat pita(s)4 small, (6-inch each)
fresh tomato(es)1 large, cut into 4 thick slices
- Spray the broiler rack with nonstick spray; preheat the broiler. "
- Place the pine nuts in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat and cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Add the cumin and cinnamon and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
- Heat the oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring constantly, until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add to the nuts in the bowl. Add the turkey, egg white, salt, and pepper and mix well. Form into 4 burgers.
- Arrange the burgers on the broiler rack; broil 4 inches from the heat until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the side of a burger registers 165°F, 5 – 6 minutes on each side. Serve the burgers in the pitas with a slice of tomato. Yields 1 burger per serving.