Caramelized Onion Turkey Burgers

KristineDinner in a Dash, Gluten Free, Healthy "MAKEOVERS", Kid Friendly, Recipes4 Comments

I love a good turkey burger.  One of my other favorites is the Greek Turkey Burger .  But, this time, I wanted a more traditional style burger, with a lot of flavor. This caramelized onion turkey burger certainly fits the bill.

Since the onions are caramelized, its a mild enough flavor for kids, while still pleasing adult tastes. If you’re a big mushroom fan, you could also add some in with the onions when they’re cooking and I bet that would be delicious too!

We ate our burgers with the Rainbow Quinoa Salad on the side.

Caramelized Onion Turkey Burgers
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Easy and delicious turkey burger recipe. Stuffed with sweet caramelized onions.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Yield: 5 burger patties
For the sauteed onions
  • 1½ medium onions, sliced very thin rounds
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • Pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup water (may need a bit more)
For the burgers
  • 1 package extra lean ground turkey (1 pound or 454 grams)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard
  1. In a skillet over medium heat, add olive oil. Add thinly sliced onions, garlic powder & pepper and saute until almost translucent.
  2. Add worcestershire and balsamic. Once that's absorbed, add water and saute until they're a very dark brown color and fully cooked. The whole process will take about 10-12 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  4. In the meantime, add raw turkey meat to a bowl, and add in garlic powder, oregano & mustard. Add in the cooled sauteed onions and mix.
  5. Form into 5 patties and cook on a hot indoor or outdoor grill until cooked & no longer pink (7-8 minutes on an indoor grill, 8-9 minutes on an outdoor grill, flipping once).
  6. Dress your burger with your favorite items (regular, whole grain or gluten free bun, lettuce, tomato, mustard, ketchup, cheese etc).
Serving size: 1 burger patty Calories: 125 Fat: 4.7 g Carbs: 4.8 g Sugar: 0.8 g Fiber: 0.7 g Protein: 17 g