Spicy Turkey Burgers with Pickled Onions

Spicy Turkey Burgers with Pickled Onions
Spicy Southwest flavors pair with sweet, tangy pickled red onions to create a standout turkey burger. If you’re used to beefy cheeseburgers, don’t worry – you won’t be disappointed.

Serves: 4 
Preparation time: 35 minutes

For the pickled onions: 
1 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 small red onion, halved and very thinly sliced

For the burgers: 
1 pound 93% lean ground turkey
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon canola oil
4 whole-wheat buns, split
8 teaspoons reduced-fat mayonnaise

To prepare pickled onions: 
1. Whisk vinegar, brown sugar, salt and allspice in a medium glass bowl. Cover and microwave on High until the mixture boils, 2-3 minutes. (Or bring the mixture to a boil in a small saucepan on the stove.) Add onion and toss to coat.

To prepare burgers: 
1. Preheat grill to high. 

2. Place turkey in a medium bowl and gently mix in cilantro, cumin, ground chipotle, salt and allspice until distributed throughout the meat. Form the mixture into 4 patties. Brush with oil.

3. Grill the burgers until cooked through and no longer pink in the center, 3-4 minutes per side. Toast buns on the grill, if desired.

4. Drain the onion, discarding the marinade. Spread 2 teaspoons mayonnaise on each bun; top with a burger and pickled onions.


Nutrition Facts
Per serving:
308 calories
12 g fat (3 g sat, 1 g mono)
65 mg cholesterol
30 g carbohydrate
26 g protein
4 g fiber
738 mg sodium
150 mg potassium

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