Barbecue Turkey Burger

June 20, 2019
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Are you looking to add something different to your Memorial Day Weekend menu? Try this tangy barbecue turkey burger with a secret ingredient — oats!


Serves 2

  • ½ pound ground turkey breast
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup dry oats
  • ¼  cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼  teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼  teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 whole-wheat buns

Heat the grill or medium skillet to medium heat.

In a medium bowl, mix the turkey breast, onion, oats, ketchup, brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper.

Form the mixture into two 4-ounce patties. Spray the cooking surface with cooking spray and place the patties on top.

Cook for approximately 5 minutes on each side until the patties reach an internal temperature of 160 Fahrenheit. Remove from heat and allow them to rest until reaching 165 Fahrenheit. Serve on buns. 

Nutritional information per serving (serving size 1 burger)

412 calories; 5 g total fat; 2 g saturated fat; 0 g transfat; 1 g monounsaturated fat; 55 mg cholesterol; 867 mg sodium; 63 g total carbohydrate; 9 g dietary fiber; 19 g total sugars; 36 g protein.

These recipes are created by the executive wellness chef and registered dietitians at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.


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