Grilled Turkey Burgers with Caramelized Onions Recipe

  • Yield:

    4 burgers

  • Total Time:

    30 mins

  • Prep Time:

    15 mins

  • Cook Time:

    15 mins


  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian herb seasoning
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 tablespoon spicy BBQ Sauce
  • OR applewood BBQ Sauce
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 tablespoon Mazola® Corn Oil
  • Generous amount grill spray
  • 4 reduced calorie, whole wheat hamburger buns
  • 1/2 cup spicy BBQ Sauce
  • OR applewood BBQ Sauce
  • Lettuce and tomato, if desired


  1. Step 1) Preheat grill to medium heat.
  2. Step 2) Combine ground turkey breast, garlic powder, Italian herb seasoning, pineapple and 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce in a medium bowl; mix well. Form into 4 patties, approximately 5-inches in diameter. Set aside.
  3. Step 3) Slice red onion into 1/4-inch thick slices. Toss onions with oil. Grill onions until tender and caramelized using a grill pan; about 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. Step 4) Place turkey burgers on grill grates sprayed with grilling spray. Grill over direct heat for 5 minutes; turn apply 1 tablespoon barbecue sauce to top of the burger. Continue grilling an additional 7 to 10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 165℉.
  5. Step 5) Toast buns for 2 minutes while onions and patties are grilling; remove, set aside.
  6. Step 6) Place cooked burger on bottom bun. Place an equal amount of onions and barbecue sauce on each burger . Add lettuce and tomato, if desired, and top with top half of bun.