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Spicy Southwest flavors pair with sweet and tangy pickled red onions to create a standout turkey burger. If you're used to having your burgers made of beef with plenty of melted cheese on top, don't worry. You won't be disappointed. Serve with corn on the cob and sweet potato fries.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, June/July 2006


Recipe Summary

35 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare pickled onions: Whisk vinegar, brown sugar, salt and allspice in a medium glass bowl. Cover and microwave on High until the mixture boils, 2 to 3 minutes. (Alternatively, bring the mixture to a boil in a small saucepan on the stove.) Add onion and toss to coat.

  • To prepare burgers: Preheat grill to high. Place turkey in a medium bowl and gently mix in cilantro, cumin, ground chipotle, salt and allspice until distributed throughout the meat. Form the mixture into 4 patties. Brush with oil.

  • Grill the burgers until cooked through and no longer pink in the center, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Toast buns on the grill, if desired.

  • Drain the onion, discarding the marinade. Spread 2 teaspoons mayonnaise on each bun; top with a burger and pickled onions.


Note: Chipotle peppers are dried, smoked jalapeño peppers. Ground chipotle can be found in the specialty spice section of most supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts

287 calories; protein 32.2g; carbohydrates 27.9g; dietary fiber 3.9g; sugars 6.3g; fat 6.7g; saturated fat 2.8g; cholesterol 47.5mg; vitamin a iu 151.9IU; vitamin c 1.6mg; folate 17.4mcg; calcium 57.4mg; iron 2.8mg; magnesium 39mg; potassium 152mg; sodium 735.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 5g.

2 starch, 3 lean meat