Monday, February 22, 2010

Turkey Burger with Special Sauce

Another one of my favorite things are Turkey Burgers with French Fries. I'm always looking for new tasty recipes for turkey burgers and since Denis and I gave up red meat for lent I thought this one from Cooking Light sounded great.

Turkey Burgers with Special Sauce from

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)


  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup Special Sauce (see recipe below)
  • 4 (1 1/2-ounce) whole wheat hamburger buns
  • 4 curly leaf lettuce leaves


This recipe calls for using the outside grill but since ours is covered with snow I am substituting the grill for an indoor grilling pan.

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 3/4-inch-thick patty. Place patties on grill pan coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes on each side or until done.

Spread 2 tablespoons Special Sauce over top half of each bun. Place lettuce leaves on bottom halves of buns; top each with 1 patty and top half of bun. Cut each burger in half.

Special Sauce

Yield: 3/4 cup (serving size: 2 tablespoons)


  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped peeled fresh ginger


Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Cover; refrigerate.

For those of you on Weight Watchers this is 6 points!

I toasted the bun for a few minutes so it was crispy on the inside. Add homemade fries and a cold beer for a yummy meal.

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