These Broccoli Rabe Turkey Burgers are deliciously flavorful – I skipped the bun, served them over salad and topped with sautéed broccoli rabe – a perfect quick everyday meal! This would also be wonderful on a piece of focaccia.
Broccoli Rabe Turkey Burgers
I love having nude turkey burgers for light lunch. A few of my other favorites are naked Greek Feta-Zucchini burgers, Naked Turkey Bruschetta Burger and Buffalo Turkey Cheeseburgers with Blue Cheese Broccoli Slaw.
I love small bitter flavor broccoli rabe. Sauteed with garlic and oil and a pinch of cream of red pepper, this is one of my favorite vegetables.
My local organic supermarket carries an incredible chicken broccoli rabe sausage, and that's where I got inspiration for this burger. I tried to make it with ground chicken and ground turkey and preferred the flavor and texture of the turkey. To make patties, I simply chopped some broccoli rabe and added it to the meat along with Pecorino Romano and garlic. My husband loved them too, enjoy!
Broccoli Rabe Turkey Burgers
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
These Broccoli Rabe Turkey Burgers are deliciously flavorful – I skipped the bun, served them over salad and topped with sautéed broccoli rabe – a perfect quick everyday meal!
For broccoli rabe:
- 1 bundle, approx. 20 oz broccoli rabe, washed, stems cropped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cloves of garlic, sliced thin
- kosher salt, to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
For the cookies:
- 1 lb 93% lean turkey
- 3 tablespoons freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
For the citizen:
- 4 large slices of tomato
- 4 large lettuce leaves
Chop approx. 3/4 cups worth of leaves and flowers of broccoli rabe in very small pieces and set them aside for the burger.
Cut the remaining broccoli rabe into 2-inch pieces.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a rolling boil, then add the broccoli rabe.
Blend for approx. 1-1 / 2 to 2 minutes, drain it well and set it aside in a colander.
Meanwhile, combine the turkey, 3/4 cup chopped broccoli rabe, Romano cheese, garlic, salt and pepper (red pepper flakes too if using).
Shape into 4 carbs and refrigerate in fridge until ready to cook.
Heat a large, deep sauté pan to medium-high heat. Add olive oil and garlic when hot and cook until golden approx. 1 minute. Be careful not to burn.
Add the broccoli rabe to the pan and toss with the garlic and oil, season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and crushed red pepper; cook about 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated.
While it is cooking, cook burgers on a hot skillet over medium-high heat for approx. 6 to 7 minutes on each side, or until cooked through in the center.
To serve, place a lettuce leave on each plate, top tomato slices and cooked burger.
Finish with the cooked broccoli rabe and possibly more grated cheese if desired.
Serving: 1 burger, calories: 260 kg, carbohydrates: 7 g, protein: 27 g, fat: 13 g, saturated fat: 0.5 g, cholesterol: 85 mg, sodium: 339 mg, fiber: 4 g, sugar: 1 g
Blue Smart Points: 5
Points +: 6
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