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Buffalo Turkey Burgers

Celery and blue cheese dressing help tame the hot sauce on this turkey burger recipe. For an even lighter version, pass on the buns and serve with lettuce leaves, sliced onion and chopped tomato. —Mary Pax-Shipley, Bend, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Louisiana-style hot sauce, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fat-free blue cheese salad dressing

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine 1 tablespoon hot sauce, cumin, chili powder, garlic, salt and pepper. Add turkey; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-in.-thick patties.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, cook burgers over medium heat 4-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°.
  • Serve burgers on buns with lettuce, celery, salad dressing and remaining hot sauce.
    Freeze option: Place patties on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; cover and freeze until firm. Remove from pan and transfer to an airtight container; return to freezer. To use, cook frozen patties as directed, increasing time as necessary for a thermometer to read 165°.
Nutrition Facts
1 burger: 312 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 734mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.
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