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Bye, Bye, Beef Burgers. Hello, Turkey Burgers!

Too much red meat increases your risk for heart disease – we’ve got an alternative.

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Heart disease accounts for an astounding one in every four deaths in the U.S. Your risk increases if you indulge in an unhealthy diet, especially one high in cholesterol and saturated fat – both of which are found in many red meats. So the next time you’re craving a traditional beef burger, swap it for our lean turkey and mushroom fusion burger instead. Brimming with protein and fiber, it’s a hearty lunch or dinner you can feel good about!

A delicious meal isn’t far away:

  Prep Time  

  Cook Time  

  Total Time  

  25 minutes     15 minutes      40 minutes  

What you’ll need: (makes 5 servings)

  • 1¼ cup white button mushrooms
  • 10 ounces ground turkey, 93% lean
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 hamburger buns (100% whole wheat)
  • 5 slices tomato (¼” sliced)
  • 5 leaves romaine lettuce
  • 5 slices avocado


  1. Clean, remove stems and coarsely dice the mushrooms, then sauté over medium heat with olive oil until tender. Let cool for 15 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, combine mushrooms, ground turkey, pepper and salt.
  3. Form mixture into 5 patties (4 ounces each).
  4. Cook patties on a grill or stovetop for 5 minutes on each side (until it reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit). 
  5. Place patty on bun and top with tomato slice, avocado slice and romaine leaf.

Nutrition by the numbers:*

  • 289 calories
  • 21g protein
  • 27g carbohydrate
  • 11g fat (34% from calories)
  • 2g saturated fat (6% from calories)
  • 5g fiber
  • 515mg sodium

*per serving

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Published January 16th, 2018

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