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Mini Turkey Burgers

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 12 mins
Yield 4 Servings


  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/3 pounds ground (93% lean) turkey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 dozen square dinner rolls, split and warmed
  • 4 leaves green-leaf lettuce
  • 12 cracker-size slices Cheddar cheese (4 oz.)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 589
  • fat 28 g
  • satfat 11 g
  • protein 44 g
  • carbohydrate 41 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • cholesterol 123 mg
  • sodium 721 mg

How to Make It

  1. Cook onion in olive oil in heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Transfer onion to a bowl. Remove pan from heat and set aside.

  2. Break up turkey, crumbling meat into bowl with onion. Sprinkle salt and pepper on top, then gently toss meat and onion together to blend. Form turkey mixture into twelve 2-inch patties, about 1/2 inch thick.

  3. Arrange open rolls on a platter and top each bottom with a lettuce leaf.

  4. Heat skillet used for onion over medium heat until hot. Add 6 burgers and cook for 3 minutes. Turn burgers over, place a slice of cheese on top, cover, and cook for about 3 minutes more, until burgers are cooked through. Put burgers on lettuce-lined roll bottoms, followed by roll tops. Repeat with remaining burgers.