One of the easiest ways to get your family to eat more veggies is to hide them. High fiber shredded zucchini mixed into turkey burgers adds texture and flavor to this beef burger alternative.
•6 oz grated zucchini, when squeezed 4.25 oz
•1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
•1/4 cup seasoned whole wheat or gluten-free breadcrumbs
•1 clove garlic, grated
•1 tbsp grated red onion
•1 tsp kosher salt and fresh pepper
Squeeze all the moisture from the zucchini with paper towels. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, zucchini, bread crumbs, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. Make 5 equal patties, 4 ounces each, not too thick so they cook in the center.
Heat a large nonstick skillet on high heat. When hot, lightly spray oil. Add burgers to the pan and reduce the heat to low. Cook on one side until browned, then flip. Flip over a few times to prevent burning and to make sure the burgers are cooked all the way through.
If grilling: Clean grill well before cooking and spray with oil spray to prevent sticking. Cook the burgers on medium heat about 5 minutes on each side or until no longer pink in the center. Makes 5 burgers.
Air Fryer Directions:
Squeeze out all the moisture well from the zucchini using paper towels. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, zucchini, bread crumbs, garlic, onion, salt and pepper. Make 5 equal patties, 4 ounces each, 1/2 inch thick. Preheat the air fryer to 370F. Cook in a single layer in two batches 10 minutes, turning half way until browned and cooked through in the center.
Nutrition Information per serving: 1 burger, Calories: 161, Carbohydrates: 4.5g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 65mg, Sodium: 385mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 0%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 0%, Iron: 0%
Printable recipe available at: https://www.skinnytaste.com/turkey-burgers-with-zucchini/