Curried Burgers with Chutney Sauce

The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

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Burgers are a backyard passion, but—dare we admit it?—sometimes the passion wears a little thin. But once the patties are spiked with curry powder and topped with a creamy chutney sauce, the old spark is back and everyone's happy at the table.

Curried Burgers with Chutney Sauce

Makes: 4 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mango chutney
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder, divided


  • 1/2 pound lean ground pork
  • 1/2 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs, (see Tip)
  • 1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted
  • 1 cup stemmed watercress leaves


  1. To prepare sauce: Mix 2 tablespoons yogurt, mayonnaise, chutney and 1/2 teaspoon curry powder in a small bowl. Cover and chill.
  2. To prepare burgers: Preheat grill to medium-high or preheat broiler.
  3. Combine pork, turkey, breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup yogurt, 2 tablespoons curry powder, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Shape into four 3/4-inch-thick patties.
  4. Grill or broil the patties until no longer pink inside and an instant-read thermometer reads at least 160°F, about 5 minutes per side. Serve the burgers on buns, topped with the sauce and watercress.

Tips & Notes

  • Tip: To make fresh breadcrumbs: Trim crusts from firm sandwich bread. Tear bread into pieces and process in a food processor until a coarse crumb forms. One slice of bread makes about 1/3 cup crumbs.


Per serving: 385 calories; 13 g fat (4 g sat, 4 g mono); 62 mg cholesterol; 40 g carbohydrates; 31 g protein; 6 g fiber; 660 mg sodium; 283 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (25% daily value), Iron (25% dv), Folate (24% dv), Selenium (24% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 2 starch, 3 1/2 lean meat

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