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Recipe: Easy Turkey Burgers

Meat is a valuable source of protein and other nutrients.  But it's important to choose the right kind of meat and eat the correct portion size. The Australian Guide To Healthy Eating recommends we eat one serving of meat per day, the equivalent of 65 to 100 grams of cooked meat.

Turkey meat is sold in various forms, including whole, pre-packaged slices, breast, thighs, mince, cutlets and tenderloins. Turkeys are not native to Australia (today's domestic turkey is a descendant of the wild turkey native to northern Mexico and the eastern US) and turkey farming is significantly different from other poultry farming. However, turkey consumption is growing.

Try this tasty and easy recipe to get your protein fix.

 TURKEY BURGERS

•400 grams ground turkey breast (99% lean) 
•280 grams frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry 
•2 tablespoons barbecue sauce  (optional)
•1/2 teaspoon salt 
•1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
•4  whole wheat hamburger buns, toasted 
•4  tomato slices 
•4  lettuce leaves

Directions
1.   Coat a grill rack or broiler pan with cooking spray. Preheat the grill or broiler.
2.   Combine turkey, spinach, barbecue sauce, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Shape mixture into four 1"-thick burgers.
3.    Gill the burgers for 10 minutes, turning once, until cooked. Serve on the buns with tomato and lettuce.

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