Friday, 19 May 2017

Turkey Burgers with Mango Chutney

If weight loss or eating less fat is on your mind, the turkey burger is definitely the way to go. Many people will want to know whether turkey burgers are really healthier than a beef burger. It really depends on the cut of meat. If you buy pre-made burgers then you will need to choose carefully. Quite often cheaper turkey burgers will be made with a high proportion of dark meat and even skin.
When attempting to clean up your diet and lose weight, ground turkey breast is what you want. It comes in different fat percentages, just like ground beef does. Ground turkey provides 22 to 25 grams of protein per 3-ounce serving, and it is a source of other essential nutrients. The exact nutritional content of your turkey burger depends on the type of ground turkey you choose and the additional ingredients that you add to the burger. 
If you like to make your own food then you can also make your own turkey burgers. All you need is some ground lean turkey meat, which can be mixed with spices and seasoning to make it taste even better. The best thing about creating your own burgers is that you know for sure what's in them. This means that it's possible to avoid any low quality meat.
This turkey burger recipe is a prime example of a flavourful favourite that will hit all the right spots and barely dent your calorie consumption. The secret to these burgers is the tangy mango chutney and grilled onions flavor this delicious burger. If you've been craving burgers on your weight loss journey, you will love this recipe.

Turkey Burgers with Mango Chutney Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 16-20 inch long whole grain baguette
  • 1/3 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 16 oz/450 gm 93%-lean ground turkey breast
  • 4 tablespoons mango chutney
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 8 slices of red onion, ¼-inch-thick rounds

Directions

  1. Combine the chopped onion with the ground turkey breast, 1 tbsp of chutney, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Gently mix the meat with your hands, until well combined.
  2. Shape the mixture into 4 patties. These should be about 1/2-inch thick and oval-shaped, to match the shape of the bread. Brush patties with olive oil.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high. Using long-handled tongs moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.
  4. Place turkey patties on lightly-greased grill rack. Cover and grill 14-16 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees, turning once halfway through grilling.
  5. Grill the 8 onion rounds until softened and blackened in spots, 3 to 4 minutes per side.
  6. Cut baguette into 4 equal lengths. Split each piece horizontally and pull out about half of the soft bread from each side.
  7. Grill the bread, cut-side down, directly over medium heat about 2 minutes or until light brown.
  8. To assemble sandwiches, spread the remaining mango chutney on the bottom pieces of baguette. Top each piece with a turkey burger, 2 grilled onion and lettuce. Cover with the remaining bread.
  9. Serve this recipe while it is warm, alongside grilled, or baked, baby red potatoes. If you are counting your carbohydrate intake, serve these burgers, without the bread, with a side salad dressed in simple vinaigrette.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Ready In: 26 minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Breakdown

Per Serving:

Per serving: 345 calories; 8 g fat (2 g sat, 0 g mono); 65 mg cholesterol; 44 g carbohydrates; 9 g added sugars; 30 g protein; 6 g fiber; 735 mg sodium; 376 mg potassium.

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