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Turkey Burgers with Sweet Onion Relish Recipe

Turkey Burgers with Sweet Onion Relish Recipe

“People really like this. The sweet onion relish is a little different, which makes this a great meal for entertaining. I often form the turkey mix for these burgers into hot dog shapes for a fun alternative.” —Rebecca Magnuson, San Diego, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split


  • 1. In a small skillet, combine the first eight ingredients. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until onions are tender, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  • 2. For burgers, in a large bowl, combine the egg whites, poultry seasoning and pepper. 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 heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Serve on buns with relish. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger with 4 teaspoons relish equals 317 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 437 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 25 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.