A summer grilling treat — Honey-Mustard Turkey Burgers

Turkey burgers are a great low-fat grilling alternative to high-fat burgers, especially if you look for the leanest possible ground turkey. This sounds like a tasty recipe for adding flavor, a honey-mustard grilled turkey burgers from EatingWell.com.

Turkey burger in a lettuce wrap with low-salt, low-sugar ketchup.
Turkey burger in a lettuce wrap with low-salt, low-sugar ketchup.

The details, along with my notes on how to further cut salt, fat and sugar:

Ingredients

Ingredient Checklist

  • ¼ cup coarse-grained mustard 
  • 2 tablespoons honey (try using less to cut the sugar, experiment with how much is enough to give flavor but also less sugar.)
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast (buy the leanest ground Turkey you can find.)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (leave this out)
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger rolls, split and toasted ( check salt content on the buns you buy, not all whole-wheat buns are the same when it comes to salt. This is likely where a lot of the per-serving salt is hiding.)
  • Lettuce, tomato slices and red onion slices, for garnish

Local Offers

California offer

Walmart
777 Story Rd
SAN JOSE, CA 95122

Great Value Stone Ground Mustard, 12 oz Squeeze Bottle

Directions

Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1 Prepare a grill.
  • Step 2. Whisk mustard and honey in a small bowl until smooth.
  • Step 3. Combine turkey, 3 tablespoons of the mustard mixture, salt and pepper in a bowl; mix well. Form into four 1-inch-thick burgers.
  • Step 4. Lightly brush the burgers on both sides with oil. Grill until no pink remains in center, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Brush the burgers with the remaining mustard mixture. Serve on rolls with lettuce, tomato and onion slices.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:

317 calories; protein 25.8g; carbohydrates 30.7g; dietary fiber 3.3g; sugars 12.3g; fat 11.4g; saturated fat 2.5g; cholesterol 65mg; vitamin a iu 0.8IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 13.1mcg; calcium 46.9mg; iron 2.9mg; magnesium 37mg; potassium 387.4mg; sodium 644.8mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 12g.

Exchanges: 

4 lean protein, 2 starch

Enjoy!

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