Smoked Gouda poblano turkey burger

Dietician's Tip

If you can't find smoked Gouda, you can substitute another pungent cheese such as havarti, sharp cheddar, boursin, pepper jack or Asiago.


  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1/2 cup dry oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 ounces smoked Gouda cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 whole-wheat buns


Heat a skillet or grill to medium heat. Roast whole poblano pepper until the skin is blackened. Carefully peel off roasted skin, chop poblano into small chunks and set aside until cool.

In a medium bowl, mix the turkey breast, chopped poblano, oats, onion, Gouda cheese, lime juice, cumin, garlic powder, kosher salt and black pepper. Form the mixture into 2 4-ounce patties.

Spray the cooking surface with cooking spray and place the patties on top. Cook for approximately 5 minutes on each side until the patties reach an internal temperature of 160 F. Remove from heat and allow them to rest until reaching 165 F. Serve on buns.

Serving Information

Serves 2

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 453
Total carbohydrate: 46 g
Cholesterol: 85 mg
Dietary fiber: 7 g
Monounsaturated fat: 0 g
Protein: 43 g
Saturated fat: 8 g
Serving size: 1 burger
Sodium: 821 mg
Total fat: 14 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Dairy foods (low-fat or fat-free): 1
Grains and grain products: 2 1/2
Meats, poultry and fish: 4
Vegetables: 1

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Meat and meat substitutes: 5
Nonstarchy vegetables: 1/2
Starches: 2 1/2

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Carbohydrates: 2 1/2
Protein and dairy: 3
Vegetables: 1/2

Last Updated Jun 7, 2016

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