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These healthy turkey burgers are flavored with the Southwestern triad of chiles verdes, cumin and cilantro. We serve them here on tortillas, but traditionalists can go for a bun.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2017




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Instructions Checklist
  • Build a hot fire or preheat a gas grill to high.

  • Mix turkey with cilantro, scallion, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Shape into 4 patties, 1/2 inch thick. Refrigerate until ready to grill.

  • Grill chiles until the skins are blackened and blistered, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a clean cutting board and let cool slightly. Scrape off the skin with a paring knife, slice lengthwise and discard seeds and stems.

  • Oil the grill rack. Grill the burgers until an instant-read thermometer registers 165 degrees F, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Top with cheese and grill until it melts, about 1 minute more. Transfer the burgers to a platter. Quickly warm tortillas on the grill. Serve the burgers in tortilla halves with a chile and sour cream, topped with lettuce and/or tomato, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger
395 calories; protein 31.8g; carbohydrates 18.1g; dietary fiber 3g; sugars 2.9g; fat 22.9g; saturated fat 9.2g; cholesterol 121mg; vitamin a iu 1458.6IU; vitamin c 110.2mg; folate 22.3mcg; calcium 256.3mg; iron 2.3mg; magnesium 39.7mg; potassium 453.9mg; sodium 730.6mg.

1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 3 lean meat, 1 high-fat meat, 1/2 fat