Makes 6 burgers
1 1/2 pounds ground fat-free or 95% fat free turkey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup rolled oats, or as much as needed
2 sage leaves, finely chopped, about 2 teaspoons
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 shallot, finely diced, about 3 tablespoons
1/2 medium apple of your choice, finely chopped, about 1/3 cup
1 celery stalk, finely chopped, about 1/3 cup
6 rolls of your choice, such as whole wheat or multi-grain
For each burger add:
1 slice reduced fat Swiss cheese
1 teaspoon reduced fat or soy mayo
1 teaspoon spicy mustard
2-3 lettuce leaves
A few carrot sticks for good crunch
1. Place turkey in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Add oats and chopped sage and mix well.
2. In a large skillet over medium high heat, warm 1 teaspoon olive oil. Add shallot, apple, and celery, and saute 3 minutes until just softened. Add to the turkey mixture and mix until well combined. Using your hands, form 6 equal sized patties.
3. Cooking methods:
Grill: To grill burgers, lightly oil grill racks and preheat to medium-high. Cook burgers 3-4 minutes without touching. Flip once and cook an additional 3-4 minutes until evenly charred and cooked through.
Stovetop: In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil. Avoiding overcrowding the burgers. Cook burgers for 4-5 minutes without touching. Flip once and cook an additional 3-4 minutes until evenly browned and cooked through.
Oven: Line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean-up. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 30-35 minutes or until cooked through and no longer pink inside.
Recipe created by Susan Russo of Food Blogga.