4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 1 medium zucchini, grated
- 1 medium carrot, grated
- 1/4 cup barbecue sauce, divided
- 2 tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
- 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
- 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 pound ground turkey (if you can get Jenni O 99% Fat Free turkey, I recommend it)
- Cooking spray
- 4 large leaf lettuce leaves
- 4 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
- 4 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns
Combine the onion, carrot, zucchini, 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce, breadcrumbs, and the next 5 ingredients (breadcrumbs through turkey) in a medium bowl. Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 1 1/2 inch-thick patty.
Heat a grill pan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Place patties in pan; cook 7 minutes on each side or until done.
Place 1 lettuce leaf, 1 tomato slice, and 1 patty on the bottom half of each bun. Spread each patty with 1 1/2 teaspoons barbecue sauce. Cover with top halves of buns.
- Calories: 310 (22% from fat)
- Fat: 7.6g (sat 2.1g,mono 1.7g,poly 2.8g)
- Protein: 29.9g
- Carbohydrate: 28.5g
- Fiber: 2.1g
- Cholesterol: 65mg
- Iron: 3.5mg
- Sodium: 642mg
- Calcium: 102mg
I use this as the foundation of my bbq turkey burgers, but I take poetic license to add whatever flavors I’m in the mood for. I’m a spicy kinda gal, so quite often I’ll add diced jalapenos and some Mexican seasonings; or if I’m looking for an Italian flavor, I’ll add Italian seasonings and sun-dried tomatoes (and maybe even some low fat feta cheese). Experiment and let me know what kinds of flavors you come up with.
What do you like to put on your turkey burgers? How creative can you get with your flavors? Low fat is anything but boring!