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Turkey Burgers with Caramelized Onions Recipe

Turkey Burgers with Caramelized Onions Recipe

"Worchestershire and hot pepper sauce add extra flavor to these moist turkey burgers, " notes Phyl Broich-Wessling of Garner, Iowa, "And the sweet-savory onion topping makes the sandwich something special,"
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 2 hours Grill: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 large sweet onions, cut into 1/8-inch slices
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1-1/4 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 6 hamburger buns, split


  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet over low heat, cook onions in oil and butter for 1 hour or until tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with the sugar, salt and pepper; cook over medium-low heat for 45-60 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with thyme; keep warm.
  • 2. In a large bowl, combine the green onions, Worcestershire sauce and pepper sauce; crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties.
  • 3. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, covered, over medium-hot heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Serve on buns with caramelized onions. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger with about 1/3 cup onions equals 311 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 76 mg cholesterol, 596 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 21 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.