Diabetic Cooking

Main Dishes

Broiled Turkey Burgers



  • 1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons dry red wine
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • Toppings: lettuce, grilled pineapple slices, and bell pepper strips (optional)


Preheat broiler.

Combine turkey, green onions, parsley, wine, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper in large bowl; mix well. Shape turkey mixture into 4 (3/4-inch-thick) burgers.

Spray rack of broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray; place burgers on rack. Broil burgers 4 inches from heat 5 to 6 minutes per side or until no longer pink in center (165°F). Serve on whole wheat buns with lettuce, grilled pineapple slices, and bell pepper strips, if desired.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1 sandwich (without toppings).

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 296, Carbohydrates: 21 g, Protein: 24 g, Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 90 mg, Sodium: 454 mg, Fiber: 2 g

Carbohydrate choices: 1 1/2 Bread/Starch, 3 1/2 Meat.

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