Rachel Burgers

These burgers are based on the Rachel, a popular variation of a Reuben sandwich made with sliced turkey instead of corned beef. They have all the traditional flavors of the classic sandwich, including sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, Swiss cheese and rye bread.

1/2 cup sauerkraut, well-drained
5 tablespoons Thousand Island dressing, divided
12 oz. ground turkey
1 teaspoon caraway seeds, coarsely ground*
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 slices Swiss cheese
2 rye hamburger buns, split

1. Heat grill. Combine sauerkraut and 2 tablespoons of the dressing in small bowl. Gently combine turkey, remaining 3 tablespoons dressing, caraway seeds, salt and pepper in medium bowl. Form into 2 (1/2-inch-thick) patties.

2. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or coals 8 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink in center and thoroughly cooked, turning once. During last 2 to 3 minutes of cooking, top burgers with sauerkraut mixture and cheese. Grill buns 1 to 2 minutes or until lightly toasted.

TIP *Coarsely grind caraway seeds using a mortar and pestle, or place in heavy resealable plastic bag and pound with meat mallet.

2 sandwiches

PER SANDWICH: 605 calories, 32.5 g total fat (10.5 g saturated fat), 50.5 g protein, 27.5 g carbohydrate, 145 mg cholesterol, 1395 mg sodium, 4 g fiber


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