Celebrate the Fourth of July with this sparkling burger. 

Celebrate the Fourth of July with this sparkling burger.

These burgers get their bang from jalapeno peppers that are mixed with mayonnaise. Barbecue sauce is mixed in with the turkey giving it extra flavor and keeps the burger moist.

Mix corn kernels and black beans together for a colorful, tasty side dish.

Helpful hints:

•Any type of barbecue sauce can be used.

•Place corn in a sieve and run hot water through to quickly defrost the corn or place in a microwave oven for 2 minutes.


•Make salad and set aside.

•Prepare burgers.

•While burgers sauté, mix jalapeno and mayonnaise together.

Shopping list:

•To buy: ¾ pound ground, white meat turkey, 1 bottle low-sodium barbecue sauce, 1 medium jalapeno pepper, 1 jar reduced-fat mayonnaise, 1 package whole wheat hamburger rolls, 1 small tomato, 1 small head lettuce, 1 package frozen corn kernels and 1 can black beans.

•Staples: vegetable oil spray, reduced-fat oil and vinegar dressing, salt and black peppercorns.

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Linda Gassenheimer is an author of more than 30 cookbooks. Her newest is “The 12-Week Diabetes Cookbook.”