Savory Turkey Burgers with Garlicky Mayonnaise

Now, I love me some turkey burgers and this recipe is very very good!! The best thing that I like about the turkey burger is that it is virtually grease free!!  I hate making burgers where there is about 1/8" of grease still in the pan. Imagine how much of that is still IN the burger itself!! YUCK!

Ingredients for Garlicky Mayonnaise: 
  • 1/4 cup fat-free or reduced-fat mayonnaise 
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice 
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped garlic 
Ingredients for the Burgers: 
  • 1 lb ground turkey breast 
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats 
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce 
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free seasoning 
  • 1/4 cup  onion, finely chopped (optional, but I put onion in everything!! ) 
  • 1 egg white 
  • 4 whole wheat burger buns, split (or you can use bread or bagel thins too. yummy! 
  • 4 lettuce leaves 
  • 4 tomato slices 
You can cook these either it in a skillet or on the grill but..they are even good if you bake them in the oven!!  In small bowl, mix mayonnaise, lemon juice and garlic. Cover; refrigerate until serving time. 
In large bowl, stir turkey, oats, soy sauce, seasoning blend, onion and egg white until well mixed. Shape mixture into 4 patties, about 3/4 inch thick.  Cook uncovered over medium heat about 15 minutes, turning once, until thermometer inserted in center of patty reads 165°F. Spread 1 tablespoon mayonnaise on bottom of each bun. Place burgers over mayonnaise; top with lettuce, tomatoes and top of buns. 

Photo: Courtesy of Tablespoon

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