School is back in session for most of us now, and what better way to celebrate successful first days than with a Friday night cookout?
Go to the head of the class with this turkey version of your classic burger. According to the Mayo Clinic, turkey burgers can be lower in fat than their ground beef counterparts. Now, don’t automatically assume that lower in fat means lower in flavor. I’ve tested a lot of turkey burgers in my day (because I really like the taste!), and this recipe packs in the flavor without adding more fat.
Back to School Turkey Burgers
3 Tbsp olive oil, divided
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 lbs ground turkey
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 Tbsp minced fresh rosemary
1 Tbsp minced fresh sage
2 tsp fresh thyme leaves
Heat the coals of a grill to medium-high heat. Meanwhile, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté approximately 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook about 2 minutes longer, until the onion is tender. Remove from the heat and transfer to a large mixing bowl; let cool.
Once the onion mixture has cooled, add the ground turkey, salt, pepper and herbs to the bowl. Mix well so everything is evenly blended. Mix in the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and Worcestershire sauce. Form the mixture into 8 equal-sized patties. Grill over medium heat until evenly browned and cooked through, about 4-6 minutes per side.
Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 324, Calories from Fat: 183, Fat: 20 g, Trans Fat: 0 g (5 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 116 mg, Sodium: 455 mg, Carbohydrates: 3 g, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 1 g, Protein: 31 g.