This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.
This is NOT a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Best Foods and Hellman's mayonnaises are gluten-free. Serve on a gluten-free hamburger bun.
"Rock and roll is the hamburger that ate the world."
-Peter York, Musician
Most ground turkey is mixed and often more dark meat than breast meat. Ask your butcher for breast meat if it’s available. There’s a lot less fat and the burgers will be a little more tender. If you do use breast meat only, there’s more need for the oil or the burgers will be dry. If you can only get dark meat, you will find less need for the oil.
Regular cheddar cheese is about 9 grams of fat per ounce. These days the lower fat versions are easy to find and full of flavor. Look for cheeses in the range of 4 to 6 grams per ounce.
Kraft produces a good sharp cheddar that is 6 grams per ounce that is marketed under the Cracker Barrel name. It is labeled "made with 2% milk, Reduced Fat." Jarlesburg brand is a very good quality Swiss cheese, which has about 6 grams of fat per ounce. Reduced Fat Cheeses »
Servings = 2 | Serving size =1 burger
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.
This recipe can be divisible by 2.
This recipe does not make very good leftovers.
|8 ounces||ground turkey (breast is better)|
|fresh ground black pepper|
|1 tsp||extra virgin olive oil|
|1/4 tsp||dried thyme leaves|
|2||3/4 ounce slices reduced fat Swiss cheese|
|2||whole wheat or gluten-free hamburger buns|
Place a non-stick grill pan in the oven. Preheat to 375°F.
Combine the turkey, salt, pepper, olive oil and thyme leaves until well blended. Divide into two balls and form into a burger.
When the oven is hot place the burgers in the grill pan. Cook on the first side for about ten minutes.
After turning cook for about 5 - 7 minutes and top with the cheese. Cook until the cheese is melted.
Serve each burger on a whole wheat hamburger bun with tomato and onions.
Serving size = 1 burger
Servings = 2
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 343||Calories from Fat 58|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 6g||10%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||9%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 3g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 28g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||19%|
|Vitamin A 13%||Vitamin C 10%|
|Calcium 28%||Iron 16%|
|Vitamin K 8 mcg||Potassium 600 mg|
|Magnesium 90 mg|