Cheddar-Stuffed Turkey Burgers
PREP: 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes
1 lb lean (7% fat) ground turkey (or beef)
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
2 oz (about 1/2 cup) shredded cheddar
1 Tbsp olive oil
4 hamburger rolls
1. In a bowl, combine the ground turkey, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, and mix thoroughly; take care not to compact or mash the meat tightly (doing so can make it dry).
2. Divide the mixture into four parts, and roll each into a ball. Use your thumb to depress a large hole in the center of each ball, and fill with 2 Tbsp cheese. Mold the ground turkey around the cheese, then form into a v-inch-thick patty.
3. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
4. Cook the burgers until the undersides are deeply browned, about 9 minutes. Flip, and cook until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted in center registers 165°F, another 7 to 9 minutes. Place on rolls.
PER SERVING: 413 calories, 23 g fat (10 g saturated), 708 mg sodium, 57 mg cholesterol
QUICKIE SIDE SUGGESTION: Try a simple salad of thinly sliced romaine lettuce, precut julienned carrots, and shredded red cabbage, with buttermilk ranch dressing.
Ideas for Picky Eaters Substitute lean ground beef for the turkey, if preferred. For a milder flavor, use mozzarella in place of the cheddar. Turn these into cheeseburgers: two minutes before they are finished, top with cheese and cover the skillet.