Turkey Burgers

Leslie Beck, RD See Bio

Copyright © Leslie Beck, 2016.

Leslie Beck, Registered Dietitian, is the best-selling author of 12 books on nutrition and health, writes a weekly column in The Globe and Mail, and is a regular contributor to CTV News. Based at the Medisys clinic in Toronto, Leslie offers one-on-one diet coaching, personalized meal plans and evidence-based recommendations on the use of nutritional supplements. www.lesliebeck.com

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These burgers are always a hit because they’re so flavourful. It doesn’t hurt that they’re also low in fat and even have a little fibre. I like to serve them in whole wheat pita pockets with sliced tomato and avocado.

INGREDIENTS

1 pound / 454 g lean ground turkey
1/2 cup / 125 ml whole wheat bread crumbs
1 egg
2 tbsp / 25 ml ground flaxseed
2 tbsp / 25 ml lemon juice
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 green onion, finely chopped
1 tsp / 5 ml chili powder
1/4 tsp / 1 ml dried sage
1/2 tsp / 2 ml coarse sea salt
freshly ground black pepper, to taste

DIRECTIONS

In a large mixing bowl, combine ground turkey, bread crumbs, egg, flaxseed, lemon juice, garlic, onion, chili powder, sage, salt, and pepper; mix thoroughly.

Form mixture into 4 patties.

Preheat grill over medium heat.  Grill burgers for a total of 7 to 8 minutes per side or until cooked through, flipping every 4 minutes.

Serves 4

Per burger: 206 cal, 21 g pro, 9 g total fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 g carb, 2 g fibre, 90 mg chol, 327 mg sodium 

From Leslie Beck’s Healthy Kitchen © Leslie Beck, 2012. Reprinted by permission from Penguin Random House


Copyright © Leslie Beck, 2016.

Leslie Beck, Registered Dietitian, is the best-selling author of 12 books on nutrition and health, writes a weekly column in The Globe and Mail, and is a regular contributor to CTV News. Based at the Medisys clinic in Toronto, Leslie offers one-on-one diet coaching, personalized meal plans and evidence-based recommendations on the use of nutritional supplements. www.lesliebeck.com

 

 

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