Turkey burgers are one of my favorite weeknight meals. Cheap, healthy, fast, easy. I enjoy all of these things after a long day. These turkey burgers are pretty basic, but the fennel seed adds a nice little unique touch.
Turkey Burgers with Fennel and Basil
serves 2 / adapted from this recipe / 5 ww pts (6 with cheese)
Here’s what I used:
- 8 oz ground turkey breast
- 1/4 cup grated onion (use a box grater or a hand held grater)
- 2 small cloves of garlic, minced or grated
- 2 tsp fennel seed
- 2 ounces reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese
- sliced tomato (I used grape tomatoes bc that’s what I had)
- sliced basil
- 2 whole wheat, low-calorie hamburger buns
- olive oil cooking spray
- salt and pepper
Here’s what I did:
- Add the ground turkey breast, onion, garlic, fennel, salt and pepper to a medium bowl and mix it together with your hands (don’t over mix!). Split the meat evenly in half and make 2 patties.
- Coat a grill pan or a frying pan with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add the burgers and cook for 5 minutes on the first side. Flip the burgers and add the buns to toast up for a minute or so.
- Remove the buns and set aside. Cook the burgers for a few more minutes on side 2 and then add cheese if you like to melt. Let the burgers rest on a plate and covered with foil for at least 4-5 minutes.
- Season your tomatoes with a little bit of salt and top your burger with them. Add the basil on top and viola.