Jamaican “jerk” seasonings transform a humble ground turkey patty into a lively summer burger. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 1993

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  • Combine couscous and water in a small bowl; let stand for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the couscous is tender and the water is absorbed.

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a small nonstick skillet over low heat. Add bell pepper, garlic, thyme, curry powder, cumin, allspice, ginger, salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne. Cook, stirring, until the bell pepper is slightly softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Let cool.

  • Prepare a grill or preheat the broiler.

  • Combine turkey, the couscous and the bell-pepper mixture in a medium-sized bowl; mix thoroughly but lightly. Shape into four 3/4-inch-thick patties. If using the grill, oil the grill rack (see Tip) or oil the broiler pan. Grill or broil the patties until browned and no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes per side. Place on buns (or English muffins) and garnish with tomato slices and lettuce leaves.


To oil a grill rack, oil a folded paper towel, hold it with tongs and rub it over the rack. (Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.)

Nutrition Facts

316 calories; 6.2 g total fat; 2.1 g saturated fat; 34 mg cholesterol; 569 mg sodium. 256 mg potassium; 41.2 g carbohydrates; 7.2 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 28.2 g protein; 1105 IU vitamin a iu; 32 mg vitamin c; 32 mcg folate; 66 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 46 mg magnesium; 3 g added sugar;

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Rating: 5 stars
I still have this issue of Eating Well this is a fabulous turkey burger recipe!!!! My favorite yet! Try it! Read More
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Yummy!! These truned out awesome. They were flavorful and moist. The couscous I had on hand was flavored so that added a little extra flavor. I will definitely make again. Read More