Healthy Weekday Dinner: Maria Menounos' Mykonos Turkey Burger

Thursday, October 27, 2011

After a long, usually stressful day at work, the last thing I want to do is cook a big meal. I'm tired and often tempted to order a pizza and call it a night. Unfortunately, that doesn't really work with my "try really hard to eat healthy during the week" diet so I turned to the world wide web for some easy, low-calorie dinner inspiration.

That's when I stumbled upon Maria Menounos' Mykonos Turkey Burger recipe. Who doesn't love a burger? Turkey burgers are a great tasting, healthier alternative to the typical beef burger. And they are super easy to make!

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 11 minutes
Makes 4 servings

What you'll need:
1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 pound lean ground turkey
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon garlic powder (I adjusted this from 1/2 teaspoon)
1 3/4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
4 (1/4-inch thick) slices red onion
4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted

In a medium bowl, mix first 8 ingredients (through feta). Use an ice cream scoop to 1/2-cup measure to make equal-size patties.

Broil for 5-6 minutes on each side or until done. Top will be golden brown and slightly crispy.

Place burger on bottom of bun. Top with onion slides and a Dijon-and-ketchup mixture (a trick for cutting sugar from your diet), if desired; garnish with parsley. Cover with top of bun. (Serving size = 1 buger)

253 calories (33% from fat); 9g fat (sat 3g, mono 1g, poly 1g); Cholesterol 61mg; Protein 22g; Carbohydrate 21g; Sugars 4g; Fiber 3g; Iron 3mg; Sodium 514mg; Calcium 99mg

I highly recommend this recipe. It is as tasty and satisfying as any regular burger, but without the guilt! Give it a whirl and let me know what you think!



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