Broccoli Rabe Turkey Burgers


We love these delicious and flavorful turkey burgers because they are perfect for a quick, weeknight meal! Served over lettuce and topped with sauteed broccoli rabe, this high protein meal is bariatric friendly and it supplies 2 servings of vegetables!

For the broccoli rabe:
1 bunch (about 20 oz) broccoli rabe, washed, stems trimmed off
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cloves garlic, sliced thin
kosher salt, to taste
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

For the patties:
1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
3 tbsp freshly grated Pecorino Romano Cheese
1 garlic clove, crushed
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp fresh black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

For the burger:
4 slices large tomato
4 large lettuce leaves


*Chop about 3/4 cups worth of leaves and flowers only of the broccoli rabe into very small pieces and set 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. Blanch for about 1-1/2 to 2 minutes, drain well and set aside in a colander.
*Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the turkey, 3/4 cup chopped broccoli rabe, Romano cheese, garlic, salt and pepper (red pepper flakes too if using). *Form into 4 patties and refrigerate until ready to cook.
Heat a large, deep sauté pan to medium-high heat, when hot add the olive oil and garlic and cook until golden about 1 minute, careful not to burn. Add the broccoli rabe to the pan and toss with garlic and oil, season with 1/4 tsp salt and crushed red pepper; cook about 2 to 3 minutes, or until heated through.
*While that is cooking, cook the burgers on a hot skillet over medium-high heat for about 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 slice and cooked burger. Finish with the cooked broccoli rabe and optional more grated cheese if desired.


Servings: 4, Size: 1 burger
Calories: 260
Protein: 27 grams
Carb: 7 grams
Fat: 13 grams

This recipe is orignally from Skinnytaste.com