Caprese Turkey Burgers

caprese turkey burgerThis recipe is a great way to add extra vegetables in with your lean protein. The balsamic vinegar keeps the turkey tasty and moist. These burgers are a flavorful addition for family dinners. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

1 pound ground turkey (93% lean)
2/3 cup grape tomatoes, diced, divided
5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, divided
¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
5 tablespoons shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
5 whole wheat flat bread or buns

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, 1/3 cup tomatoes, 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, 3 tablespoons basil, and black pepper. Mix until all ingredients are combined.
  2. Form 5 turkey patties by forming a ball in your hands and then flattening into patties. Set aside.
  3. Spray a large skillet with cooking oil. Add patties to the pan on medium heat. Cook for 5 minutes on each side (or until brown).
  4. Fill the bottom portion of the pan with the remaining 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar. Continue to cook patties for an additional 2 minutes on each side until the balsamic has been reduced and coats both sides of the burger.
  5. Top each burger with 1 tablespoon of mozzarella cheese. Cover pan with lid or tent with foil until cheese has fully melted.
  6. In a small bowl, toss together the remaining tomatoes and basil. Add the tomato basil combination and burger to the bun. Enjoy!

Yield: 5 servings (1 burger per serving) Nutrition Facts: 290 Calories; 9 g Fat (2.5 g Saturated Fat; 0 g Trans Fat); 45 mg Cholesterol; 300 mg Sodium; 28 g Carbohydrate (0 g Fiber; 4 g Sugar; 0 g Added Sugar); 21 g Protein; 0% Daily Value (DV) Vitamin D; 10% DV Calcium; 10% DV Iron; 4% DV Potassium