It’s officially burger season! An American staple with so much nostalgia, a traditional beef burger every once and a while is totally fine. However, if you’re looking for a more heart-healthy burger option for the senior you’re taking care of, try these better-for-you burgers!
With less saturated fat than beef, these turkey burgers can provide that same enjoyable burger experience while being a little more heart-conscious. These burgers are also supplemented with some mushrooms to add some plant nutrition. Additionally, if shopping on a budget, it can help your dollar go further by cutting the meat with some oats or mushrooms, which are classically cheaper ingredients found in this recipe.
Cook time: 25 minutes
- 2 lbs. ground turkey
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ¼ yellow onion, diced
- 1/2 cup mushrooms, minced
- 1/3 cups rolled oats
- 1 egg white
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- About 10 hamburger buns
- Place ground turkey in a large bowl. Mash and stir until smooth.
- In a small pan, heat oil. Add onion and garlic and sauté until fragrant.
- Add mushrooms to onions and garlic. Sauté for about 3 minutes.
- Remove vegetables from heat. With a paper towel, lightly pat the vegetables to remove some liquid.
- Add vegetables and remaining ingredients to turkey and stir until combined.
- Separate turkey mixture into about 10 patties and grill for about 4 minutes on each side or until cooked to 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Per 1 burger*: 320 calories; fat 13g; saturated fat 2g; cholesterol 90mg; sodium 310mg; carbohydrate 24g; fiber 1g; total sugars 3g; added sugars 0g; protein 30g; calcium 7%DV; iron 19%DV; potassium 7%DV
*Please note: Nutrition variation may happen due to ingredient sourcing and measurement variations.