1/4 cup grated low-fat cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped green onions
1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 large egg
1 tbsp olive or canola oil
1 tsp dried marjoram
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 to 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper (amount according to taste)
1 lb ground lean turkey
In a small mixing bowl, combine the cheese, green onions, bell pepper, and garlic.
In a large mixing bowl, lightly whisk together the egg, oil, marjoram, salt, and pepper. Stir the cheese/veggie mixture into the egg mixture; add the ground turkey. Mix together well using hands and form into 4 thick patties. Handle carefully, they will bind once they start cooking.
Heat a large cast iron skillet or heavy nonstick skillet; add the oil and turn skillet to coat the bottom well. Place the turkey patties into the skillet; do not cover.
Cook patties over medium-high heat to start then reduce the heat to medium low. Cook about 12 - 15 minutes on the first side then turn and cook the second side another 12 - 15 minutes.
To check for doneness, cut into center of a burger. Color should be white without any pink.
To serve, place on the bottom of a whole-grain sandwich thin. Add lettuce, tomato, pickle, etc to suit your taste. If you avoid breads altogether, eat on a lettuce leave or cut in half and serve wrapped in lettuce.
Yield: 4 servings
WELCOME TO DIABETIC ENJOYING FOOD
I have chosen this name for this blog because it truly states my story. I am a type II diabetic who most certainly enjoys food. When I was diagnosed with diabetes several years ago, my blood sugar level was over 400. With some oral medications, a lot of research and some trial and error, I have found that unlike my ancestors I truly can continue to enjoy food. I hope this blog will help you to also enjoy food and be healthy. Some recipes are my originals and some I have collected. Everyone reacts different to various foods. Check your blood sugar readings so you will know whether or not a recipe works for you! And feel free to take a recipe and adjust it to suit your needs.