Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers with Cucumber Relish

Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers with Cucumber Relish

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Savory turkey burgers get a Mediterranean twist with spinach, feta cheese, and a tangy cucumber relish.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • ½ cup seeded and shredded cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1½ teaspoons sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoons lemon juice
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch ground pepper plus ¼ teaspoon, divided
  • 7 whole-wheat reduced-calorie hamburger buns
  • ½ of a (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • ½ cup crumbled basil-and-tomato-flavor feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (19.2 ounce) package uncooked ground turkey breast
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium tomato, cut into 6 slices (optional)

Preparation

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  1. For cucumber relish, combine cucumber, onion, sugar, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and the pinch ground pepper in a small bowl. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Place one of the hamburger buns in a food processor or blender. Cover and process or blend until crumbs are formed. Measure ½ cup of the crumbs; set the remaining crumbs aside for another use. Toast the remaining six buns.
  3. Combine the ½ cup bread crumbs, the spinach, feta cheese, egg product, the remaining ¼ teaspoon ground pepper, and the cayenne pepper in a large bowl. Add turkey breast; mix well. Shape turkey mixture into six 4-inch patties.
  4. Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add turkey patties. Reduce heat to medium. Cook patties for 12 to 14 minutes or until patties are no longer pink (165°F; see Tip), turning once halfway through cooking time.
  5. Serve patties in toasted buns. If desired, top with sliced tomatoes. Serve with the chilled cucumber relish.
  • Tip: The internal color of a burger is not a reliable doneness indicator. A turkey patty cooked to 165°F is safe, regardless of color. To measure the doneness of a patty, insert an instant-read thermometer through the side of the patty to a depth of 2 to 3 inches.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 sandwich
  • Per serving: 246 calories; 6 g fat(2 g sat); 7 g fiber; 18 g carbohydrates; 30 g protein; 37 mcg folate; 54 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 725 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 162 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 473 mg sodium; 114 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 3½ lean protein, 1 fat, 1 starch

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