Saturday, March 28, 2009

Italian Turkey Burgers

1 pound lean ground turkey
1/3 cup onion, chopped
2 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp fennel seed
1/2 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper, freshly ground
4 sprays olive oil cooking spray
2 small tomatoes, ripe, yellow and/or red, thinly sliced
1 cup arugula, fresh, leaves, torn or thinly shredded
4 whole grain/reduced-calorie hamburger rolls

Coat a grill or grill pan with cooking spray; preheat to medium-high.

In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, onion, garlic, fennel seed, salt and pepper; form into four 1/2-inch-thick patties. Coat burgers and inside of rolls with cooking spray.

Grill burgers for 5 minutes; flip burgers and add rolls to grill. Grill open-face rolls until lightly charred, about 1 to 2 minutes; remove to serving plates. Grill burgers until cooked through, about 5 minutes more.

To serve, top grilled rolls with tomato slices and burgers; garnish with arugula. Yields 1 burger per serving. Enjoy!