Caramelized Onion Turkey Burgers

Imagine a warm summer evening with friends gathered around a backyard barbecue, the sizzle of delicious burgers filling the air. Now, picture taking that classic burger experience to the next level with our Caramelized Onion Turkey Burgers. These mouthwatering patties are a delightful twist on the traditional beef burger, combining lean ground turkey with the sweet and savory flavors of caramelized onions.


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 large onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 whole wheat burger buns
  • Lettuce, tomato, and your favorite burger toppings


  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until they become golden brown and caramelized, about 20-25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey with half of the caramelized onions. Form the mixture into four equal-sized burger patties.
  3. Preheat your grill or stovetop griddle to medium-high heat. Grill the turkey burgers for about 5-6 minutes per side, or until they are cooked through and have a nice char.
  4. Toast the whole wheat burger buns on the grill for a minute or two until they are lightly browned.
  5. Assemble your burgers by placing a turkey patty on the bottom half of each bun. Top with the remaining caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, and your favorite burger toppings.
  6. Place the bun tops on, and your Caramelized Onion Turkey Burgers are ready to serve!

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

These Caramelized Onion Turkey Burgers are a perfect blend of sweet and savory, making them a hit at any summer gathering. The caramelized onions add a rich depth of flavor to the lean turkey meat, while the fresh toppings provide a satisfying crunch. Whether you’re a turkey burger enthusiast or just looking for a healthier alternative, these burgers are sure to impress.

Nutrition per Serving (1 burger): Calories: 280, Total Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 80mg, Sodium: 670mg, Total Carbohydrates: 22g, Dietary Fiber: 4g, Sugars: 6g, Protein: 22g

In conclusion, these Caramelized Onion Turkey Burgers are a delightful departure from the ordinary. They bring gourmet flair to your backyard barbecue and are perfect for those looking to enjoy a tasty burger with a healthy twist. Give them a try and watch as your guests savor every bite of these flavorful, juicy turkey burgers.