So I threw together this Italian Turkey Burger recipe last night. Very, very simple and quick and definitely does have a flavor reminiscent of Italian sausage as the recipe claims. Not as good as the turkey burger mentioned above...but still a very good option. My husband says he would actually eat the original turkey burger 9 times out of 10 over a real burger...the Italian turkey burger didn't quite receive such a glowing review. But if you're really watching what you're eating and still are craving that burger (or Italian sausage), this is a keeper! I do think the grilled onion rings from the original recipe would be fantastic on top of these burgers too.
1 spray(s) cooking spray
1 pound(s) lean ground turkey
1/3 cup(s) onion(s), chopped
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp fennel seed
1/2 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
4 spray(s) olive oil cooking spray
2 small tomato(es), ripe, yellow and/or red, thinly sliced
1 cup(s) basil, fresh, leaves, torn or thinly shredded
4 item(s) reduced-calorie hamburger roll(s)
1. Coat a grill or grill pan with cooking spray; preheat to medium-high.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, onion, garlic, fennel seed, salt and pepper; form into four 1/2-inch-thick patties. Coat burgers and inside of rolls with cooking spray.
3. Grill burgers for 5 minutes; flip burgers and add rolls to grill. Grill open-face rolls until lightly charred, about 1 to 2 minutes; remove to serving plates. Grill burgers until cooked through, about 5 minutes more. (it took us quite a bit longer than 10 minutes until they were done)
4. To serve, top grilled rolls with tomato slices and burgers; garnish with basil. Yields 1 burger per serving at 5 points per serving. (I didn't have fresh basil on hand but it would definitely be tasty on these burgers)