Depending on where you live, grilling season may already be in full swing. 

To reduce your consumption of red meat, substitute lower-fat ground turkey in burger recipes. (Click here for a basic recipe.) 

Today’s dish gets a flavorful boost from freshly chopped organic rosemary and 100% pure maple syrup. You can grill the burgers outdoors or indoors, as weather permits, and serve them with a side of roasted vegetables or a crunchy green salad. 

All of the ingredients should be available at your local natural and organic food store.

Maple Rosemary Turkey Burgers

Makes 4 servings

1¼ pounds ground turkey
1 beaten egg
3 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
1/4 cup 100% pure maple syrup
1/2 cup bread crumbs
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 hamburger buns or Kaiser rolls
Your favorite condiments

  1. Preheat outdoor grill or indoor grill (medium heat).
  2. In bowl, combine ground turkey, egg, rosemary, maple syrup, bread crumbs and seasonings.
  3. Divide meat into 4 equal parts, and form into patties. Baste with olive oil, and grill on low heat for 4 minutes on each side, until fully cooked through.
  4. Serve on hamburger buns or Kaiser rolls with your favorite condiments.  

Recipe and photo courtesy of the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers