Take your taste buds on a north African vacation. Ground turkey spiced with paprika, cinnamon, cumin and lemon juice stuffed into a soft pita with yogurt and roasted tomatoes. This Moroccan Spiced Turkey Burger recipe is packed with auhthentically eastern flavors. Under 300 calories per serving.
cups red and yellow cherry tomatoes
oil for drizzling
small red onion, peeled and cut into 4 even circular slices
(16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
teaspoon ground cumin
(6-inch) whole wheat pita bread rounds, halved and split
teaspoon ground cinnamon
cup baby arugula
cloves garlic, minced
cup fat-free plain yogurt
tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
tablespoons lemon juice
Preheat grill for medium-high heat. Heat oven to 450°F.
Place cherry tomatoes on parchment paper baking sheet and lightly drizzle with oil. Roast 6 minutes or until tomatoes blister. Grill onion 5 to 6 minutes or until slightly charred and tender turning once. Remove from grill and reserve.
In large bowl, combine turkey, cumin, paprika, cinnamon and garlic; mix well. Portion turkey into 4 patties.
Spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat.
Add ground turkey to hot skillet. Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.
Let burgers rest 5 minutes before cutting into quarters.
In small bowl, combine yogurt, cilantro, parsley and lemon juice; mix well. To serve, place burger inside pita bread half. Add onions, tomatoes and baby arugula. Drizzle yogurt sauce in each pita.