Garden Burgers

Make these vegetable-packed grilled burgers with ground turkey, veal, or beef.


Garden Burgers

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 12 mins
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Ingredients
  • 1   
    egg white
  • 1/4  cup 
    fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4  cup 
    finely shredded carrot
  • 1/4  cup 
    finely chopped onion
  • 1/4  cup 
    finely chopped green sweet pepper
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
    pepper
  • 2   tablespoons 
    grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1   pound 
    ground turkey, veal, or lean beef
  •  
    Nonstick spray coating
  • 1   
    medium tomato, sliced
Directions
1.
In a large bowl combine egg white and bread crumbs. (If using veal or beef, stir in 2 tablespoons water.) Stir in carrot, onion, green sweet pepper, salt, and pepper. Add Parmesan cheese and ground meat; mix well. Shape meat mixture into four 3/4-inch-thick patties.
2.
Spray a cold grill rack with nonstick spray coating. Then, place rack on grill.
3.
Grill burgers on an uncovered grill directly over medium coals for 7 minutes. Turn and grill 8 to 11 minutes more or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F with an instant read thermometer. Place 1 tomato slice atop each burger and grill 1 minute more. Makes 4 servings.
Variation
  • Broiling directions: Place burgers on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 3 to 4 inches from the heat for 7 minutes. Turn and broil 8 to 11 minutes more or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F with an instant read thermometer. Place 1 tomato slice atop each burger and broil 1 minute more.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 290, Fat, total (g) 18, chol. (mg) 79, carb. (g) 8, pro. (g) 23, sodium (mg) 441, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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