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Turkey Club Burger

Turkey Club Burger

Lighten up your traditional hamburger with lean ground turkey—less saturated fat, without less flavor

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  • 4 ServingsServings


For Turkey Burger:

  • 12 ounce 99% fat-free ground turkey
  • ½ cup scallion, rinsed and sliced (green onions)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepepr
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

For Spread:

  • 2 tablespoon light mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

For Toppings:

  • 4 ounce spinach or arugula, rinsed and dried
  • 4 ounce portabella mushroom, rinsed, grilled or broiled, and sliced (optional)
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns


  1. Preheat oven broiler on high temperature (with the rack 3 inches from heat source) or grill on medium-high heat.
  2. To prepare burgers, combine ground turkey, scallions, pepper, and egg, and mix well.  Form into ½- to ¾-inch thick patties, and coat each lightly with olive oil.
  3. Broil or grill burgers for about 7–9 minutes on each side (to a minimum internal temperature of 160 °F).
  4. Combine mayonnaise and mustard to make a spread.
  5. Assemble ¾ tablespoon spread, 1 ounce spinach or arugula, several slices of grilled portabella mushroom (optional), and one burger on each bun.

source: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute

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