Turkey Burgers With Cajun Grilled Onions

Cajun grilled onions on a turkey burger
 Christopher Baker
Serves 4
preparation
20
minutes
cooking
20
minutes
other
0
minutes

Ingredients

1 1/4
pounds
ground turkey (dark meat or 93 percent lean or less)
3/4
cup
grated Gruyère or Swiss cheese (3 ounces)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2
teaspoon
chili powder
kosher salt and black pepper
1
large onion, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
1
tablespoon
olive oil
2
teaspoons
Cajun or blackening spice mix
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.
Kate Merker
May 2009

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories From Fat 191
  • 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
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101.