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Turkey Zucchini Burgers

It’s not too late to do some more bbqing before summer is over! Here is a fun new recipe to try! Spice it up with different toppings, flavors, cheese, sauces. And Enjoy! We enjoyed these with sweet potato fries, and roasted vegetables. We wrapped the burgers in lettuce, with tomato, cheese, and avocado.

  

Turkey Zucchini Burgers
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • ½ c shredded zucchini (squeeze out moisture, measured after squeezed)
  • ¼ c oats (grind into flour)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 2tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
  • Tomato, avocado, lettuce

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