All-American Turkey Burgers

All-American Turkey Burgers

Try a new twist on the classic quarter-pounder with this Recipe Makeover. This version uses lean ground turkey in place of ground beef.

Per serving: 379 calories and 10.6g fat.

Saves: 136 calories and 25.4g fat!


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Serves: 4 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins

Yield: 4 x burgers

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About this Recipe Makeover

The traditional quarter-pounder hamburger is high in calories, fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol. This turkey burger recipe is transformed to lower calorie and lower fat by replacing the traditional regular high-fat ground beef with 90% lean ground turkey. We've also added vegetables to the mix, increasing both nutrition and flavor.

Ingredients Show Makeover Show Traditional

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey (90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 4 kaiser rolls, sliced
  • 4 leaves lettuce
  • 4 slices red ripe tomato
  • 4 thin slices onion
  • 4 ground beef patties (1 pound)
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and black pepper, or to taste
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1/2 cup pickle slices


Preheat charcoal grill for direct-heat cooking.

In medium-size bowl combine turkey, onion, garlic, ketchup, and pepper. Evenly divide turkey mixture into 4 burgers, approximately 3-1/2 inches in diameter.

Grill turkey burgers 5 to 6 minutes per side until 165ºF is reached on food thermometer and turkey is no longer pink in center.

To serve, place each turkey burger on bottom half of kaiser roll and top with lettuce, tomato, onion, and top half of roll.

Thanks to National Turkey Federation -

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 379 cals
Kilojoules 1,587 kJ
Fat 10.6 g
Saturated Fat 2.4 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 774 mg
Carbohydrates 43.0 g
Fiber 2.6 g
Total Sugars 11.0 g
Protein 29.0 g
Calcium 74.0 mg
CALORIES 515 cals
Kilojoules 2,156 kJ
Fat 36.0 g
Saturated Fat 13.3 g
Cholesterol 89 mg
Sodium 892 mg
Carbohydrates 29.0 g
Fiber 1.9 g
Total Sugars 5.0 g
Protein 18.8 g
Calcium 63.0 mg
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