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Tex-Mex Turkey Burgers

June 10, 2008 - 7:30am
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Tex-Mex Turkey Burgers

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1
Total Fat 16 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Sodium 896 mg
Total Carbohydrate47 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Protein25 g

Servings and Times


Ingredients and Preparation

Green salsa2 tablespoons
Avocado, chopped½
Cilantro, chopped1 tablespoon
Breadcrumbs½ cup
Cumin2 teaspoons
Chili powder1 teaspoon
Salt¼ teaspoon
Ground turkey½ pound
Egg white1
Cooking spray
Whole-wheat burger buns, toasted2
  1. Directions
  2. Combine salsa, avocado, and cilantro in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine breadcrumbs, cumin, chili powder, salt, turkey, and egg white. Divide mixture into two ¾-inch patties.
  4. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add patties, and cook 3-4 minutes per side, or until cooked through.
  5. Arrange burgers on buns and top with avocado topping. Serve.

3 very lean meats; 2.5 starches; 2 monounsaturated fats

Side Suggestions: Black beans With Red Onion and Tomato
Heat 1 (15-ounce) can of drained and rinsed black beans in a small pan over medium heat. Stir in 2 tablespoons diced red onion, 1 seeded and chopped plum tomato, and ½ minced jalapeno (optional). Drizzle with the juice of ½ lime, season with ¼ teaspoon salt and freshly ground pepper to taste, and serve. Nutrition Info (for ½ of recipe): 178 calories; 33 g carbohydrate; 11 g protein; 0.5 g fat (0 g sat); 13 g fiber; 985 mg sodium. Exchanges: 1.5 starches; 0.5 vegetable.

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