Italian Turkey Burgers
Courtesy of Taste of Home Magazine.
Makes Four Patties
1/4 cup spaghetti sauce
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound ground turkey
4 buns (use leftover buns from when you had the Chicken BBQ)
1/2 cup spaghetti sauce (meatless variety)
In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Curmble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into four 3/4-in.-thick oval shaped patties. Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray before starting the grill. Grill patties, uncovered, over medium heat for six to eight minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink. Place each patty on a bun and top with spaghetti sauce.
Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals 306 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 680 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protien. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.
(Amy’s Notes- I prepared these on my indoor grill. The patty is very delicate so you have to be careful when flipping these to make sure that they don’t fall apart. If you are worried, you could throw in a handful of bread crumbs to keep them together. These taste like a giant meatball!)
Italian Spiced Oven Fries
Prepare the oven fries as directed, but this time spice them up with 1/2 tsp garlic powder and 1-2 tsp oregano. These could be dipped in the sauce, but we just served them with a generous shake of Parmesan cheese.