Red Onion and Basil Turkey Burger

Red Onion and Basil Turkey Burger

Burger anyone? I love turkey burgers so much that I cannot remember the last time I actually ate a beef burger. Lean turkey meat is like a blank canvas, as it takes on so many flavors with ease.  Not only is the burger easy to flavor but so is making this burger. After a long week at work, it took me no time to make this.  Perfect for my Friday night of pure relaxation.


1 medium red onion, divided
1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves
1 lb lean ground turkey (93% lean 7% fat)
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp honey
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
4 fresh burger rolls


Cut red onion in half. Finely chop one half, set aside. Cut the other half into slices, set aside.

Finely chop 1/4 cup of basil. Set the other 1/4 cup aside for topping the burger.

In a bowl combine turkey, garlic, chopped red onion, chopped basil, balsamic vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Use your hands to fully blend the ingredients, but be gentle and not over work the meat.

Divide evenly into 4 portions and create patties.

Broil for 8-10 minutes on one side till firm. Gently flip and broil for 5 minutes, or until done.

Serve on buns topped with sliced red onions, basil leaves, and your favorite condiments.

Nutrition Facts

Servings: 4
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe (7.3 ounces).
Calories 311.22

% Daily Value
Calories From Fat  108.68  35%
Total Fat 12.14g  19%
Saturated Fat  3.07g  15%