Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Teriyaki Turkey Burgers

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Teriyaki Turkey Burgers

Article excerpt

Love burgers but not the idea of filling up on fatty meat? Swapping ground turkey for ground beef is an easy way to reduce saturated fat while still getting a serving of lean protein.

These Hawaiian-inspired teriyaki burgers are flavored with fresh ginger and salty-sweet teriyaki sauce and come topped with a slice of grilled pineapple. They're meant to be served without a bun on an arugula salad, but of course you can add bread if you like.

Ground chicken would also work in this quick and easy recipe.

For burger

9 ounces ground turkey

1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger

2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 pineapple rings

2 slices cheddar cheese

cup sliced cucumber

2 handfuls arugula

1 red bell pepper, finely sliced

1 avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped into -inch cubes

For dressing

3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce

2 tablespoons rice or apple cider vinegar

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon pineapple juice (from can)

Preheat broiler to medium-high. …

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