Caramelized Onion Turkey Burger

Picture yourself on a warm summer evening, the aroma of sizzling goodness filling the air as you prepare to indulge in a delightful meal. Enter the Caramelized Onion Turkey Burger – a fusion of flavors that’s both savory and sweet, perfect for those seeking a lighter yet satisfying burger experience.


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 whole wheat burger buns
  • Lettuce, tomato, and your favorite toppings


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the sliced red onion and cook slowly until caramelized, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle brown sugar over the onions and stir until dissolved. Add balsamic vinegar, salt, and black pepper. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  3. In a bowl, combine the ground turkey with half of the caramelized onions. Form into 4 patties.
  4. Grill or cook the patties in a skillet until fully cooked, about 6-7 minutes per side.
  5. To assemble, place a turkey patty on a whole wheat bun. Top with lettuce, tomato, the remaining caramelized onions, and any additional toppings you prefer.

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes | Total time: 35 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

Juicy ground turkey patties infused with the deep, rich flavors of caramelized red onions. A drizzle of balsamic glaze adds a tangy touch to complement the sweetness. Nestled in a whole wheat bun and topped to your heart’s desire, this Caramelized Onion Turkey Burger brings together the essence of comfort and gourmet.

Nutrition per serving: Calories: 280 | Total Fat: 12g | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 20g

Picture yourself taking that first bite – the flavors dancing on your palate, the caramelized onions adding that hint of sophistication to the humble turkey patty. As you relish each mouthful, you’ll appreciate the balance of tastes and textures that make this burger a true culinary adventure. So, whether it’s a weekend cookout or a weeknight craving, let the Caramelized Onion Turkey Burger elevate your burger game with its delicious charm.

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