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Mediterranean Turkey Burger
Note: This recipe is especially for pregnant and breastfeeding women, but can be a nutritious part of almost anyone's diet.
Prep time: 25 minutes, including cook time
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 1 tbsp. Greek seasoning
- ¼ c. water
- 1 tbsp. canola oil
- Mix Greek seasoning with water and add to ground turkey; mix with hands until all water is absorbed (meat will be very soft and may be a little sticky).
- Shape into 4 patties and place on waxed paper.
- Heat oil in nonstick fry pan until hot; add turkey burgers and cook about 4 minutes on each side until golden brown. Reduce heat, partially cover pan and continue to cook another 6-7 minutes until thickest part of burger reaches 160°F (71°C) on a meat thermometer.
Makes: 4 burgers
Serving size: 1 burger
Nutritional analysis (per serving):
24 g protein
8.5 g fat
1 g sat. fat
61 mg cholesterol
374 mg sodium
20 mg calcium
2 mg iron
6 mcg folic acid
Note: Analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.
Why this recipe is good for pregnant or breastfeeding women:
This is an excellent source of protein and niacin, which are important during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Reviewed by: Mary L. Gavin, MD, and Tracy Chivari MS, RD, CDN
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