October 12, 2013 by
The trick to reducing high fat – high calorie burger is by:
Switching out high calorie beef for lean ground turkey. This can reduce meat calories by 58% and to add taste enhance turkey with Mediterranean Flavors by adding Feta Cheese, Mint, Garlic and Oregano. They are packed with nutrition and full of juicy flavor!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
1 1/4 pounds JENNIE-O extra lean ground turkey
1/3 cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs
1/3 cup crumbled low fat feta cheese
1 egg white
½ tablespoon chopped mint
1 ½ teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Olive oil cooking spray
6 halves of whole-wheat pita buns or pockets
2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
2 tomatoes cut in slices
¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
2 teaspoon chopped fresh dill
Add Jennie-O lean ground turkey, whole-wheat breadcrumbs, feta cheese, 1 egg white, fresh mint, oregano, garlic and pepper to a medium sized mixing bowl. Mix until just combined. Do not over mix the ground turkey or it will be too tough when cooked.
Divide the mixture equally in to 6 thin patties. Set off to the side until ready to cook.
For the topping, whisk non-fat Greek yogurt with chopped fresh dill into a small bowl. Mix until well combined.
To cook the burgers, spray a nonstick skillet with olive oil, and cook the burgers for about 5 minutes on each side until the burgers are cooked through. Cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
To assemble the burgers, add the burger, a teaspoon of the yogurt topping, 2 slices of tomato, and shredded romaine into the pita pocket.
Nutritional information (per serving): Calories: 260, Fat calories: 70, Total fat: 8 g, Sat. fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 55 mg, Sodium: 210 mg, Total carbohydrates: 22 g, Fiber: 3 g, Sugars: 3 g, Protein: 23 g
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