Thursday, January 1, 2009

Italian Turkey Burgers

5 points per burger

* 1 spray cooking spray
* 1 pound lean ground turkey
* 1/3 cup onions, chopped
* 2 tsp. minced garlic
* 2 tsp. fennel seed
* 1/2 tsp. table salt
* 1/4 tsp. black pepper, freshly ground
* 4 sprays olive oil cooking spray
* 2 small tomatoes, ripe, yellow and/or red, thinly sliced
* 1 cup basil, fresh, leaves, torn or thinly shredded
* 4 reduced-calorie hamburger rolls

Coat a grill or grill pan with cooking spray; preheat to medium-high.

In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, onion, garlic, fennel seed, salt and pepper; form into four 1/2-inch-thick patties. Coat burgers and inside of rolls with cooking spray.

Grill burgers for 5 minutes; flip burgers and add rolls to grill. Grill open-face rolls until lightly charred, about 1 to 2 minutes; remove to serving plates. Grill burgers until cooked through, about 5 minutes more.

To serve, top grilled rolls with tomato slices and burgers; garnish with basil.

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