Cheese and Turkey Burgers with Apples, Onions, and Peppers
(makes 4 servings)
|1 1/2||pounds (600 g) ground white meat turkey|
|1/2||ounce (15 g) skim milk cheddar cheese sliced into very thin slices|
|1/8||teaspoon (0.6 ml) kosher salt|
|freshly ground pepper|
|vegetable cooking spray|
|1||large cooking apple such as Braeburn, Granny Smith, or Macintosh, cored and cut into slices|
|2||ounces (60 g) red onion, thinly sliced|
|1/2||red pepper (2 ounces) cut in julienne strips|
|4||whole wheat rolls|
|low-sodium ketchup (optional)|
- Shape the turkey into 8 round uniform patties. Top 4 with cheese and top with another patty, pressing the sides of the patty down to enclose the cheese.
- Coat 2 skillets with cooking spray. Cook the patties in one skillet and the apple and vegetables in the other until done.
- When ready to serve, place a turkey double-patty on each of the 4 rolls, top with apples and vegetables and (if using) pass the mustard and low-sodium ketchup.
|Per serving:||351 calories (13% calories from fat), 46 g protein, 5 g total fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 30 g carbohydrates, 4 g dietary fiber, 118 mg cholesterol, 345 mg sodium|
|Diabetic exchanges:||5 very lean protein, 2 carbohydrate (1 1/2 bread/starch, 1/2 fruit)|