Food Recipes Turkey Burgers With Cajun Grilled Onions 1 Review Too hot to cook in the kitchen? Step outside and grill these not-your-ordinary turkey burgers with a Cajun twist. By Kate Merker Kate Merker Kate Merker is the chief food director at Hearst Magazines. She has over two decades of experience producing food content for print and digital publications, including Real Simple. Highlights: * At Real Simple, Kate worked her way up from editorial assistant to senior food editor * Served as food and nutrition director at Woman's Day for seven years * Joined Hearst Magazines as chief food director (2017) Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on August 29, 2014 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Christopher Baker Hands On Time: 20 mins Total Time: 20 mins Yield: 4 servings Jump to Nutrition Facts Jump to recipe "Flavorful" is not often used to describe your ordinary turkey burgers, but a couple of twists sets these apart. First, we mix ground turkey (dark meat preferred) with grated Gruyère or Swiss for a moister, juicier patty. And then we add minced garlic and chili powder for a little kick of flavor. Speaking of kick, we top these flavorful burgers with a grilled sliced onion sprinkled with your favorite Cajun seasoning. Complement with some potatoes on the grill and an easy no-cook side, and let's get this party started! Are Plant-Based Burgers Really Better Than Red Meat? Ingredients 1¼ pounds ground turkey (dark meat or up to 93 percent lean) ¾ cup grated Gruyère or Swiss cheese (3 ounces) 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped ½ teaspoon chili powder Kosher salt and black pepper 1 large onion, sliced into ½-inch-thick rounds 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoons Cajun or blackening spice mix 4 hamburger buns Directions Heat grill to medium-high. In a medium bowl, combine the turkey, Gruyère, and garlic. (Do not overwork the meat.) Form the mixture into four ¾-inch-thick patties and season with chili powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. 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. 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. Place the burgers on the buns and top with onions. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 440 Calories 21g Fat 25g Carbs 39g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 440 % Daily Value * Total Fat 21g 27% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 104mg 35% Sodium 633mg 28% Total Carbohydrate 25g 9% Total Sugars 5g Protein 39g Calcium 277mg 21% Iron 4mg 22% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.