Ground turkey recipes are usually hit or miss with me. I find if you are using a very lean cut, 93% fat free for example, the turkey needs major seasoning and can end up dry if overcooked. These stuffed turkey burgers from Ellie Kreiger just didn’t do it for me. The only seasoning was salt and pepper which left them with a bland taste. Also, the lack of a binding ingredient (like eggs or mayo) made these burgers very dry. I think they have potential though. With an egg and some extra seasoning, maybe some garlic, fresh parsley, these burgers could be a keeper.
Overall rating – 2.5 stars
Copyright, 2006, Ellie Krieger, All rights reserved
1 1/4 pounds lean ground turkey breast
1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers, divided
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
1/4 teaspoons salt
Freshly ground black pepper Divide turkey into 4 equal sized rounds. Make 2 equal sized patties out of each round so you have 8 patties total. Sprinkle 4 of the patties with 2 tablespoons each of roasted red peppers and cheese, and top with remaining patties working the turkey around the edges to seal burgers closed. Season with salt and a few grinds of pepper. Grill or broil until cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
|Nutritional Analysis Per Serving||Calories 265|
|Total Fat 7g||Saturated Fat 1.5g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2g||Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5g|
|Cholesterol 56g||Sodium 630mg|
|Protein 43mg||Carbohydrates 5g|