March 24, 2011

Turkey Cranberry burgers

These burgers are full of flavor and low in fat. Just be sure to choose ground turkey breast instead of regular ground turkey, which may be a mixture of light and dark meat.

•1/2 cupfinely shredded carrot
•1/4 cupthinly sliced green onions
•2 tablespoonsfine dry bread crumbs
•2 tablespoonsfat-free milk
•1/4 teaspoondried Italian seasoning, crushed
•1/8 teaspoonsalt
•1/8 teaspoonground black pepper
•12 ouncesuncooked ground turkey breast or chicken breast
•1 cupmixed baby greens
•4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split and toasted
•1/2 cupwhole cranberry sauce
In a medium bowl, stir together carrot, green onions, bread crumbs, milk, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Add ground turkey; mix well. Shape the turkey mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties.

Place patties on a greased grill rack directly over medium coals. Grill, uncovered, for 12 to 15 minutes or until patties are done (165°F),* turning once halfway through grilling.

Arrange mixed greens on bottoms of buns. Top with grilled patties and cranberry sauce; replace top halves of buns.

Broiling Directions: Place patties on greased unheated broiler pan rack. Broil 4 to 5 inches from the heat for 11 to 13 minutes or until done (165°F),* turning once halfway through broiling

*Test Kitchen Tip: The internal color of a burger is not a reliable doneness indicator. A turkey or chicken patty cooked to 165°F is safe, regardless of color. To measure the doneness of a patty, insert an instant-read thermometer through the side of the patty to a depth of 2 to 3 inches.

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