Turkey Burger That Actually Tastes Good

Staff Writer
Turkey Burger That Actually Tastes Good
Victoria Barton

For added moisture and flavor in our turkey burger, we’ve added lightly sautéed shallots and garlic — they were mixed into the ground turkey meat. We also stuffed the patties with cheddar cheese for a rich gooey-centered burger. The combination of oil-coated shallots and garlic makes the turkey patty stick less to the grill, and adds a nice flavor profile to the otherwise bland turkey meat.

4
Servings
864
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the turkey burger patties

  • 2 large shallots, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Pound ground turkey
  • 5 Ounces cheddar cheese, shredded

For the balsamic onions

  • 4 red onions
  • 1/4 Cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup olive oil
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper

For burger assembly

  • 2 avocados, peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted
  • Ketchup and mayonnaise, to taste

Directions

For the turkey burger patties

In a large skillet, use two tablespoons olive oil to cook shallot and garlic, stirring often for three minutes. Remove from heat. Add cooked shallots and garlic to a bowl with ground turkey. Stir or use hands to combine.

Make eight evenly sized patties. Divide cheddar evenly among four of the patties. Sandwich the other four patties on top. Make sure the two halves are tightly sealed. The cheese will melt inside patties when grilled. Grill turkey patties on moderately high heat for eight-to-nine minutes, turning over once, midway.

For the balsamic onions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut the onions into ¼-inch rounds. Place in a medium bowl, and toss with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and mix to incorporate cooking liquids.

For burger assembly

Place one turkey patty, a quarter portion balsamic onions, and avocado on top of one half of a bun, use other half to sandwich burger. Spread ketchup and mayonnaise, to taste. Repeat steps for remaining three burgers.

Turkey Burger Shopping Tip

Ground turkey is flavorful and has 65-75 percent less fat than ground beef.

Turkey Burger Cooking Tip

Because ground turkey has a low fat content, it can dry out easily; counter this by supplementing juicy ingredients with your ground turkey dish.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
57g
88%
Sugar
14g
N/A
Saturated Fat
15g
73%
Cholesterol
114mg
38%
Protein
40g
79%
Carbs
52g
17%
Vitamin A
123µg
14%
Vitamin B12
2µg
25%
Vitamin B6
1mg
63%
Vitamin C
24mg
39%
Vitamin D
0.7µg
0.2%
Vitamin E
5mg
27%
Vitamin K
37µg
46%
Calcium
398mg
40%
Fiber
11g
45%
Folate (food)
147µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
208µg
52%
Folic acid
36µg
N/A
Iron
4mg
24%
Magnesium
99mg
25%
Monounsaturated
31g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
12mg
58%
Phosphorus
558mg
80%
Polyunsaturated
8g
N/A
Potassium
1182mg
34%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.6mg
35%
Sodium
1107mg
46%
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
33.8%
Trans
0.5g
N/A
Zinc
5mg
35%