All-American Stuffed Turkey Burger

All-American Stuffed Turkey Burger

Festive grilled turkey burger with a filling.


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Serves: 4 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 16 mins
Extra Time: 15 mins
(to prep and heat charcoal grill)

Yield: 4 x burgers

Diabetes-Friendly Recipe Low-Carb Recipe High-Calcium Recipe


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey (white meat, such as breast) *
  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats, dry
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle relish, drained
  • 2 Tbsp catsup
  • 2 tsp prepared mustard
  • 4 oz lowfat cheddar cheese, sliced
  • 6 lettuce leaves, washed and dried
  • 6 tomato slices (4 - 6)


Prepare charcoal grill for direct-heat cooking.

In medium-size bowl combine turkey, oats, egg, garlic powder, and pepper. Divide turkey mixture in half. On 2 pieces (each 10x11-inch) wax paper, shape each half of turkey mixture into a 6-inch diameter circle.

Sprinkle onions and relish over one circle of turkey mixture, leaving a 1/2-inch border around outside edges; top with ketchup and mustard. Cut cheese into 4 equal strips and arrange cheese strips, spoke-fashion, over ketchup and mustard. Carefully place remaining turkey mixture circle on top of cheese. Remove top layer of wax paper from turkey mixture. Press turkey mixture edges together to seal.

Lightly grease cold grill rack and position over hot coals. Invert giant burger onto grill rack; remove wax paper. Grill burger 8 minutes per side or until internal temperature of 165ºF is reached on meat thermometer. To turn burger, slide a flat cookie sheet under burger and invert onto another flat cookie sheet, then slide back onto grill rack (can also use greased grill basket if desired).

To serve, cut burger into fourths. Serve with lettuce and tomato slices if desired.


* Regular ground turkey can be used, but allow for extra calories and fat.

Can serve on a hamburger bun or open-faced on sourdough bread.

Serving suggestions not included in nutritional analysis.


Regular gas or indoor-type grill, such as George Foreman's, can be used.

Thanks to National Turkey Federation - adapted by CalorieKing

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 280 cals
Kilojoules 1,126 kJ
Fat 6.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Cholesterol 108 mg
Sodium 476 mg
Carbohydrates 20.0 g
Fiber 2.0 g
Total Sugars 3.4 g
Protein 39.0 g
Calcium 71.0 mg
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