Turkey-Jack Burgers with Mango Salsa
Source: Reworded from Clean Eating Magazine, July/August 2010
1 lb extra lean ground turkey breast
1 1/2 teaspoons chile powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
2 ounces reduced fat pepper jack cheese or Monterey jack cheese, sliced
4 Romaine lettuce leaves, stems removed
2/3 cup fresh mango salsa (recipe follows)
4 sprouted grain (or whole wheat) hamburger buns
Mist large skillet with cooking spray and preheat to medium (or prepare grill at medium heat). In a large bowl, combine turkey, chile powder, and salt. Shape mixture into 4 equal patties, each 1/2 inch thick*. Add patties to grill or skillet and cook until undersides are deep golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Flip and place 1/2 ounce of cheese on each burger. Continue cooking until undersides are browned and patties are firm to the touch, 4 to 5 more minutes.
To serve, sandwich one lettuce leaf, one burger, and 2 1/2 tablespoons of salsa between each bun.
*Alternatively, divide ground turkey mixture into 4 equal portions. Working with one portion, shape half into a round patty. Top with 1/2 ounce of cheese, then with other half of portion. Seal around the edges of the patty to hold in the cheese. Repeat with remaining 3 portions of turkey mixture. Cook as directed above, omitting cheese on top of burger.
Source: Good Things Catered
Yield: 3-4 cups
- 2 large ripened mangoes, peeled and flesh cut into 1/2 inch dice
- 1 small jalapeno, seeded and diced extra fine
- 1/2 medium red onion, diced fine
- 1/2 large red pepper, seeded and diced small
- juice of 1 lime
- a teeny pinch of salt