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Grilled Pineapple Turkey Burgers

By now you know that we’re girls who love experimenting and creating new, healthy food dishes.  And although we aren’t big on meat and don’t typically make traditional burgers, we do eat turkey and do love to try new dishes with them (have you tried our Turkey Fiesta Stir Fry, our Skinny Turkey Meatballs with Wild Blueberry BBQ Sauce or our Red Pepper Turkey Meatballs with Ginger Pineapple Compote just to name a few) — and we eat and experiment with chicken, fish and seafood as well!

 

So if you typically feel heavy, bloated and exhausted after eating a traditional burger, you can kiss those feelings goodbye and try this delicious grilled pineapple turkey burger recipe! Using turkey breast is a great substitute for the traditional beef because it is a lot leaner and is higher in protein. You’ll avoid the sluggishness that you feel when you eat a fatty, heavy burger (the blood races to your stomach, leaving your muscles and your brain when you eat a fatty meal, and stays in your stomach for a long time digesting the meal) and and the guilt.

 

Nothin’ like grilled pineapple to add a healthy, sweet delight! Um, yum!

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Grilled Pineapple Turkey Burgers

Serves 4

Ingredients

20-oz package extra lean ground turkey breast (if your ground turkey doesn’t specify that it’s the breast than count on it being as high in fat as beef)
2 TB low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp thyme seasoning
4 pineapple slices, approx 1/2 inch thick
1/2 cup shredded carrot (we love red carrots for their vibrant color, as photographed here)
1/2 cup shredded beets

Directions

1. Preheat the grill to medium.
2. In a large bowl, combine turkey, soy sauce, bell pepper, black pepper, and thyme. Mix well until thoroughly combined.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together carrots and beets.
4. Evenly distribute turkey mixture into 4 equal portions and form into patties.
5. Place patties and the pineapple slices on the grill.
6. After about 8 minutes, flip the burgers and the pineapple slices (the grill side of the turkey should be brown).
7. After another 3-4 minutes, remove pineapple slices and place one slice on top of each burger.
8. Keep on the grill for another 4-5 minutes and remove from grill. (Be sure meat is thoroughly cooked and not pink).
9. Place the burgers on a plate on top of a whole wheat bun.
10. Top with carrot/ beet mixture, evenly dividing between the burgers.
11. Serve with a salad or a side of steamed veggies. Enjoy!

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information (per burger)

Calories: 185, Fat: 2g, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 33g

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Grilled Pineapple Turkey Burgers
 
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 20-oz package extra lean ground turkey breast (if your ground turkey doesn’t specify that it’s the breast than count on it being as high in fat as beef)
  • 2 TB low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme seasoning
  • 4 pineapple slices, approx ½ inch thick
  • ½ cup shredded carrot (we love red carrots for their vibrant color, as photographed here)
  • ½ cup shredded beets
Instructions
  1. Preheat the grill to medium.
  2. In a large bowl, combine turkey, soy sauce, bell pepper, black pepper, and thyme. Mix well until thoroughly combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together carrots and beets.
  4. Evenly distribute turkey mixture into 4 equal portions and form into patties.
  5. Place patties and the pineapple slices on the grill.
  6. After about 8 minutes, flip the burgers and the pineapple slices (the grill side of the turkey should be brown).
  7. After another 3-4 minutes, remove pineapple slices and place one slice on top of each burger.
  8. Keep on the grill for another 4-5 minutes and remove from grill. (Be sure meat is thoroughly cooked and not pink).
  9. Place the burgers on a plate on top of a whole wheat bun.
  10. Top with carrot/ beet mixture, evenly dividing between the burgers.
  11. Serve with a salad or a side of steamed veggies. Enjoy!
  12. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 185 Fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 10g Protein: 33g
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