Honey-Mustard Turkey Burgers

October 1998, The EatingWell Diabetes Cookbook (2005)

Your rating: None Average: 4.4 (35 votes)

Burgers made with ground turkey are a lean alternative to beef burgers, providing you choose turkey ground from the breast. Regular ground turkey, which is a mixture of light and dark meat and some skin, contains almost as much fat as lean ground beef. A honey-mustard mixture keeps these low-fat patties moist and succulent.

"Wow unexpectedly delish, very few ingredients great flavor, I made them on the stove and thought they were excellent. Only thing I did is sprinkled a little extra pepper on the outside. Yum will be making again. "
Honey-Mustard Turkey Burgers

Makes: 4 servings

Active Time:

Total Time:


  • 1/4 cup coarse-grained mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger rolls, split and toasted
  • Lettuce, tomato slices and red onion slices, for garnish


  1. Prepare a grill.
  2. Whisk mustard and honey in a small bowl until smooth.
  3. Combine turkey, 3 tablespoons of the mustard mixture, salt and pepper in a bowl; mix well. Form into four 1-inch-thick burgers.
  4. Lightly brush the burgers on both sides with oil. Grill until no pink remains in center, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Brush the burgers with the remaining mustard mixture. Serve on rolls with lettuce, tomato and onion slices.


Per serving: 317 calories; 11 g fat (3 g sat, 2 g mono); 65 mg cholesterol; 31 g carbohydrates; 26 g protein; 3 g fiber; 593 mg sodium; 387 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Folate (20% daily value), Iron (20% dv), Calcium (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 2 starch, 4 lean meat

More From EatingWell

Recipe Categories

Get a full year of EatingWell magazine.
World Wide Web Health Award Winner Web Award Winner World Wide Web Health Award Winner Interactive Media Award Winner