Turkey Burger Patties

It is grilling season…sort of (sigh).  Vancouver has been fairly gloomy for summer so far, but there was about an hour of sunshine so I decided to bbq during it.  I’ve been trying to think of different ways to incorporate rolled oats into our food as they are supposed to boost your metabolism, and my metabolism needs a boosting.  So I decided to give turkey burgers a go.  This was honestly my first try at making burger patties by hand.

They turned out full of flavour but in a subtle way, which was quite pleasing.

I dressed my burger on a whole wheat bun with turkey bacon, a mozzarella slice, mayo, dijon mustard and pea shoots.  Yum!

Turkey Burger Patties

1 lb lean ground turkey

1 egg white – lightly beaten

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp worcestershire sauce

1/3 cup rolled oats

1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

1 clove garlic – minced

½ tsp cumin

½ tsp chili powder

½ tsp seasoning salt

1.  In a bowl stir in egg white to ground turkey gently with a fork, then stir in olive oil, worcestershire sauce and minced garlic.

2.  Gently stir in remaining ingredients.  Be careful not overwork mix.

3.  Form 4 patties with hands, once again, be careful not to overwork

4.  Place on grill and cook on medium heat for about 7 minutes on each side.  Make sure that it is cooked all the way through.  If you are using a thermometer it should be cooked till 165°

Per Patty:

Calories 226      Fat 12g      Carbs 6g      Protein 26g

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