Grilled Parmesan Turkey Burgers

Steph Wagner

July 17, 2018

Grilled Parmesan Turkey Burgers

Use grated parmesan cheese for a turkey burger that doesn’t stick to your grill grates.

 
These grilled parmesan turkey burgers have a secret that keeps them from sticking to the grate! The secret also pumps up the flavor :) Packed with protein for post weight loss surgery patients. #wlsrecipes #gastricsleeve #gastricbypass #ds #bariatric


I have made many, many a turkey burger in my day.

Typically I fire up my grill pan on the stove top because turkey is a harder meat to work with on the grill. I can also control the moisture pretty well but searing it and then putting a lid over the top and locking in the steam. Try this if you haven’t and you struggle to keep your burgers moist! Also adding an image below for tips on keeping moisture in your meats

Keeping Moisture in Your Meats | WLS Recipes | FoodCoach.Me

Over time I have realized a trick for making the turkey less sticky to work with without increasing carbs. I use reduced fat grated parmesan cheese, which I often use in place of breadcrumbs. I use it for my meatloaf recipes allll the time.

For this recipe, I used the parmesan cheese to create a crust on the outside of the burger which makes grilling them much easier. It’s normal for them to still be a little tough to flip but I have found if the burger is really sticking to the grate, it’s not ready to flip yet. Note: I still spray my grate with grill specific cooking spray before igniting the heat. 

I love the texture and flavor this trick provides. Not only does it allow me to use the grill (better flavor, less mess, keeps from heating up the kitchen) BUT bonus it provides a yummy parmesan crust on the burger.

Add the toppings you enjoy most. I find just a tomato slice and I’m happy!

 

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Grilled Parmesan Turkey Burgers
These grilled parmesan turkey burgers have a secret that keeps them from sticking to the grate! The secret also pumps up the flavor :) Packed with protein for post weight loss surgery patients. #wlsrecipes #gastricsleeve #gastricbypass #ds #bariatric
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Grill
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Grill
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
servings
These grilled parmesan turkey burgers have a secret that keeps them from sticking to the grate! The secret also pumps up the flavor :) Packed with protein for post weight loss surgery patients. #wlsrecipes #gastricsleeve #gastricbypass #ds #bariatric
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Instructions
  1. Spray an outdoor grill with cooking spray. Then ignite and heat to medium heat (350 internal temperature).
  2. Meanwhile, combine turkey, egg white, 3 tbsp parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Add other seasonings as desired.
  3. Form into 6 small patties. Use remaining parmesan cheese to coat both sides of each patty. This helps turkey burgers become less sticky on the grates.
  4. Place on grill, close lid. Cook approximately 4 minutes per side, or until they detach somewhat easily from the grates. Check internal temperate of turkey burger is 160F before removing from grill. Serve with vegetable toppings as desired.
Recipe Notes

This recipe makes 6 servings. Each serving provides an estimated 18 grams protein, 5 grams carbohydrate and 8 grams fat.

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