Cooking Light staffer Rita Kinnamon-Jackson tinkered with her father's original meat loaf-style burger by replacing the ground beef with ground turkey and using chili powder instead of pepper for a flavor boost. But this recipe remains true to the spirit of the original. "My dad would be so proud that his mini-meatloaf on a bun was such a hit," she says. The patties might seem a little wet, but they bind together nicely once they begin to cook. Because they're delicate, a grill pan works best.A leaner alternative to beef patties, turkey is equally tasty and nutritious. Oats also provide fiber, making you feel fuller longer.

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Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

Recipe Summary

Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine first 7 ingredients. Divide mixture into 6 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.

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  • Heat a grill pan coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add patties; cook 6 minutes on each side or until done. Place 1 patty on bottom half of each roll; top each serving with 1 lettuce leaf, 1 tomato slice, and top half of roll.

Nutrition Facts

394 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 13.2g; saturated fat 4.7g; mono fat 4.1g; poly fat 4.2g; protein 26.1g; carbohydrates 43.6g; fiber 4.5g; cholesterol 73mg; iron 4.1mg; sodium 946mg; calcium 97mg.