So you think burgers are off the menu if you are trying to be healthy and keep your weight down? I refuse to accept that, especially with warm weather upon us and the barbecue crying out to be used. Turkey mince makes a tasty and healthy burger. You can get it at some supermarkets, or try poultry shops if you can’t find it there.
I made these at my mate Sam’s place last night and we had them with wholegrain buns, caramelised onion, rocket, avocado and tomato. Delicious!
- 500 g turkey mince
- 1/2 onion or 1 small onion, finely chopped (you don’t want the onion pieces too big or they won’t cook well)
- About two tablespoons finely chopped fresh rosemary, thyme and sage
- Zest of half a lemon
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mixing well. Roll into hamburger size balls. Fire up the barbie (or heat the grill on the stove) and brush with olive oil. Grill the burgers for about 7 minutes each side on medium-high, testing to ensure they’re cooked by pushing a knife in the middle of one and having a peek. As with chicken, you don’t want undercooked turkey.