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Monterey Jack Turkey Burgers with Oven Baked Onion Rings

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No, I did not eat the pictured burger and rings.  But the picture amused me.

The turkey burgers were really yummy- you never know about replacing beef with turkey, but these were moist and filling.  The onion rings were fine, I prefer the taste of Ellie Krieger’s version using crushed baked potatoes chips instead of breadcrumbs, but these were easier to make.

Monterey Jack Turkey Burgers

  • 3/4 pound ground skinless turkey breast
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 4 strips turkey bacon
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 1 tomato, cut into 4 slices

1. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, scallions, soy sauce, ketchup, garlic powder and pepper.

2.Blend in the cheese

3. Form into 4 burgers.

4. Heat an indoor ridged grill sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Cook the burgers until cooked through, 6-8 minutes on each side.

5. When you turn the burgers, add the bacon to the grill; cook until crisp, 3-4 minutes on each side.

6. Serve the burgers in the buns, with the bacon and tomato slice.

1 burger per serving. Points per serving: 6

Oven Baked Onion Rings

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 3 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup plain dried breadcrumbs

  1. Preheat oven to 400′.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with Pam cooking spray.
  3. In a medium bowl add egg whites.
  4. In a plastic baggie or on wax paper, add flour,salt and cayenne pepper.
  5. Place bread crumbs in a separate dish or on wax paper.
  6. Separate onion slices in rings, dip in flour mixture and toss to coat than into egg mixture and into bread crumbs and place on baking sheet.
  7. Bake 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Turn rings over and bake 5-10 minutes longer or until lightly brown.
  9. Serve hot.
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