Turkey Burgers With Cajun Grilled Onions

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 440 calories
    • Calories 191 calories from fat
    • Fat 21 g
    • Sat Fat 8 g
    • Cholesterol 104 mg
    • Sodium 633 mg
    • Protein 39 g
    • Carbohydrate 25 g
    • Sugar 5 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 4 mg
    • Calcium 277 mg
  • May 2009

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 1/4pounds ground turkey (dark meat or 93 percent lean or less)
  2. Check 3/4cup grated Gruyère or Swiss cheese (3 ounces)
  3. Check 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  4. Check 1/2teaspoon chili powder
  5. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  6. Check 1 large onion, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
  7. Check 1tablespoon olive oil
  8. Check 2teaspoons Cajun or blackening spice mix
  9. Check 4 hamburger buns

Directions

  1. Heat grill to medium-high. In a medium bowl, combine the turkey, Gruyère, and garlic. (Do not overwork the meat.)
  2. Form the mixture into four ¾-inch-thick patties and season with the chili powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  3. Grill the patties, turning once (do not press), until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 160° F, 6 to 8 minutes per side.
  4. Meanwhile, brush both sides of the onion rounds with oil and sprinkle with Cajun mix. Grill until blackened and tender, 5 to 6 minutes per side.
  5. Place the burgers on the buns and top with the onions.