Italian Turkey Burgers & Italian Spiced Oven Fries

Italian Turkey BurgersItalian Turkey Burgers
Courtesy of Taste of Home Magazine.
Makes Four Patties

1/4 cup spaghetti sauce
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound ground turkey
4 buns (use leftover buns from when you had the Chicken BBQ)
1/2 cup spaghetti sauce (meatless variety)

In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Curmble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into four 3/4-in.-thick oval shaped patties. Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray before starting the grill. Grill patties, uncovered, over medium heat for six to eight minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink. Place each patty on a bun and top with spaghetti sauce.

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals 306 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 92 mg cholesterol, 680 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protien. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

(Amy’s Notes- I prepared these on my indoor grill. The patty is very delicate so you have to be careful when flipping these to make sure that they don’t fall apart. If you are worried, you could throw in a handful of bread crumbs to keep them together. These taste like a giant meatball!)

Italian Spiced Oven Fries

Prepare the oven fries as directed, but this time spice them up with 1/2 tsp garlic powder and 1-2 tsp oregano. These could be dipped in the sauce, but we just served them with a generous shake of Parmesan cheese.

3 Responses to “Italian Turkey Burgers & Italian Spiced Oven Fries”

  1. Joanna — March 6, 2007 @ 12:28 pm

    Last time I was at ALDI, I picked up some ground turkey on a whim & hadn’t found a recipe for it yet- this is perfect! It’ll be this or turkey chili Wednesday night, depending on whether we have hamburger buns around. Thanks!

  2. Florabora — March 9, 2007 @ 2:14 pm

    Aldi’s frozen ground turkey is one of the few items they have that I dislike. We buy a lot of ground turkey and I’ve noticed that Aldi’s brand seems to have a lot of odd bits (like gristle or bone chips). I wish it were of better quality, since you can’t beat the price.

    This looks like a wonderful recipe, though. I’ll have to try it!

  3. VitalikGromovss — August 8, 2009 @ 5:30 pm

    Just wanted to say HI. I found your blog a few days ago on Technorati and have been reading it over the past few days.

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