Monday, March 15, 2010

Make-Over Monday: Mexican Turkey Burgers

We are huge fans of the "Biggest Loser" and last Friday they featured "Michael and Maria's Mexican Turkey Burgers" We made them that night for dinner and they were REALLY Good! So we thought we would share their recipe here as part of our Make-Over Monday Goodness. They said: "Serving these burgers on whole grain buns kicks up the fiber content or wrap them in romaine lettuce to enjoy them "protein-style". Skip the unhealthy fats in mayo and top these juicy burgers with a few slices of creamy avocado and fresh salsa".

 ....This recipe Makes 6 burgers 

1 (20-ounce) package extra-lean ground turkey breast
1/3 cup diced fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup low-fat Mexican-blend cheese
1 tablespoon Mexican seasoning or fajita seasoning
1 teaspoon minced garlic
6 Orowheat Whole Grain Sandwich Thins
1 1/2 medium avocados, peeled, pitted, and thinly sliced
6 tablespoons salsa
6 tablespoons plain non-fat Greek-style yogurt

In a large mixing bowl, combine the turkey, mushrooms, cilantro, onion, Bell pepper, cheese, seasoning and garlic. There will be about 24 ounces (11/2 pounds) of mixture, or 4 cups. Divide into 6 (4-ounce) patties.

Grill the burgers for 3 minutes on each side, or until the inside is no longer pink. Serve on Sandwich Thins topped with avocado, salsa and yogurt (instead of sour cream).

Nutritional Analysis
Per serving (burger only): 120 calories, 23 g protein, 1 g carbohydrates (0 g sugars), 2 g fat (1 g saturated), 40 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 30 mg sodium
With bun — 220 calories each
With bun, avocado, salsa and yogurt — 280 calories each

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