California Burgers

California Burgers Recipe
Jan Smith
Alfalfa sprouts and avocados crown these juicy burgers. A combination of regular ground turkey and ground turkey breast offers superior texture.


10 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 384
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 12.4 g
Satfat 2.6 g
Monofat 5.1 g
Polyfat 2.8 g
Protein 31.4 g
Carbohydrate 37.5 g
Fiber 3.9 g
Cholesterol 68 mg
Iron 4 mg
Sodium 828 mg
Calcium 94 mg


1/2 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon fat-free mayonnaise
1/2 cup finely chopped shallots
1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
1 1/4 pounds ground turkey breast
Cooking spray
Remaining ingredients:
10 (2-ounce) hamburger buns
10 red leaf lettuce leaves
20 bread-and-butter pickles
10 (1/4-inch-thick) slices red onion, separated into rings
2 peeled avocados, each cut into 10 slices
3 cups alfalfa sprouts


Prepare the grill to medium-high heat.

To prepare sauce, combine first 3 ingredients; set aside.

To prepare patties, combine shallots and the next 7 ingredients (through turkey breast), mixing well. Divide mixture into 10 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Place patties on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until done.

Spread 1 tablespoon sauce on top half of each bun. Layer bottom half of each bun with 1 lettuce leaf, 1 patty, 2 pickles, 1 onion slice, 2 avocado slices, and about 1/3 cup of sprouts. Cover with top halves of buns.

David Bonom,

Cooking Light

September 2005
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