Healthy Turkey Burger

Serves
6 small burgers
Cook time
30 mins
Prep time
10 mins

BENEFIT

These healthy burgers are a source of protein which is important for growth and repair of cells.

Ingredients

  • ½ onion (diced finely)
  • ½ carrot (peeled and grated)
  • 1 Handful spinach leaves (optional)
  • ½ celery stalk (diced finely)
  • 1 bunch parsley (chooped or 1 tbsp dried parsley)
  • 200g turkey mince
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce (reduced salt variety)
  • 1 tsp olive oil

Directions

  1. Sauté the onion, celery and carrot in a pan with 1 teaspoon olive or rapeseed oil over a medium heat until softened and golden, and then allow it to cool slightly.
  2. Combine the cooked vegetables with the parsley and chopped spinach leaves.
  3. Add the mince and soy sauce.
  4. Mix well and form into 6 patties.  (The patties can be frozen at this stage – wrap in a double layer of cling film or foil and use within 3 months of freezing.  Allow to defrost thoroughly and cook through.)
  5. Place the patties on a non-stick baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c for 20 minutes until golden brown in colour.

Serving option:

Rainbow crisps – Thinly slice a few pieces of a range of root vegetables (sweet potato, carrot, beetroot and parsnip), sprinkle with paprika and bake in a preheated oven (at highest heat) at around 150°c for 6-7 minutes. These tasty and colourful crisps are a healthier option to regular store bough crisps which tend to be fried. Alternatively serve on a wholemeal bun with a slice of tomato.

BENEFIT

These healthy burgers are a source of protein which is important for growth and repair of cells.

High in:

  • Protein
TIP

Serve with a homemade salsa and green salad for a light meal for yourself. Freeze the extra patties so that you have them for busy evenings.