5 Guilt-Free Burgers from Around the Globe
Throw on an apron and heat up the grill—these internationally-inspired recipes are healthy and so flipping good!
This Spanish-style fare is both filling and flavorful.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 18 minutes
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound lean ground turkey
1 green bell pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
4 ounces Manchego cheese
4 whole-wheat Portuguese sandwich rolls, cut in half and toasted
In a medium bowl, combine garlic, cumin, coriander, smoked paprika, oregano, red pepper flakes, and salt. Mix thoroughly, then add the ground turkey and combine. Divide into four equal portions and form each into a burger patty. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours before grilling.
Meanwhile, heat a grill or grill pan over high. Place the red and green peppers directly on the grill and cook, turning occasionally, for 5 minutes, until completely charred. Remove from grill and allow to cool, then gently rub off the charred skin with a fork. Remove the stems, cores, and seeds and slice into 1-inch strips. Add to a medium bowl, toss with olive oil, and set aside.
Reduce grill or grill pan heat to medium. Cook the burgers for 5 minutes per side or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of each reads 165°F. Top each burger evenly with Manchego cheese and let melt.
Top the bottom half of each roll with a cheese-covered patty, and divide the pepper mixture evenly among them. Crown with roll tops and serve immediately.
Nutrition score per serving:
Saturated fat: 10g
Recipe courtesy of Matthew Vohr