Broccoli-Cheddar Burgers

Here’s a clever way to add more veggies to your plate: mix frozen chopped broccoli right into your burgers. This recipe also offers up a double shot of bone-strengthening calcium from the broccoli and cheddar cheese.
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This recipe makes 6 Servings
  • 1 1/4 pounds turkey, ground (at least 90% lean)*
  • 1 package(s) broccoli, frozen (10-ounces) thawed in microwave and well-drained
  • 2 egg white(s)
  • 1/4 cup(s) ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon mustard, Dijon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 slice(s) cheese, cheddar, reduced-fat
  • 6 hamburger buns, whole-wheat or sandwich thins (optional)
  • lettuce (optional)
  • tomato(es) sliced (optional)
  • onion(s) sliced (optional)

In large bowl, mix together ground turkey, cooled broccoli, egg whites, ketchup, mustard, and garlic powder with hands until blended. Form burger mixture into six medium-sized patties.

Preheat large griddle over medium-high heat (or preheat grill pan or outdoor grill). Coat grill/pan with oil spray and add burgers.

Cook 5 to 7 minutes per side, or until burgers reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees. During the last few minutes of cooking, top each burger with a slice of cheese.

Place each burger on a bun, if desired, and layer with the optional toppings.

*May substitute lean ground sirloin in place of ground turkey.

Serves 6
Serving Size: 1 burger

(Nutrition facts are for cheeseburger without bun)