Recipe

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.

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
Ingredients:
  • 1.25 pounds ground turkey (at least 90% lean)*
  • 1 ten-ounce package frozen broccoli, thawed and well-drained
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 6 slices reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 6 hamburger 100% whole-wheat buns or sandwich thins (optional)
  • lettuce (optional)
  • tomato slices (optional)
  • onion slices (optional)
Preparation:

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)

Preparation:

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)