New England Turkey Burger

Photo: Randy Mayor; Stylist: Cindy Barr

Caramelized onions that have simmered in hoppy Sam Adams beer top our New England Turkey Burger while shaved Vermont Cheddar adds tang and richness to the meat.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 burger)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Hands On: 13 Minutes
Total: 45 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 407
  • Fat: 18.3g
  • Saturated fat: 4.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 4.4g
  • Protein: 28.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 28.5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 92mg
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Sodium: 597mg
  • Calcium: 191mg

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups thinly sliced onion
  • 3/4 cup Samuel Adams Summer Ale
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1.5 ounces reduced-fat Vermont white cheddar cheese, shaved
  • 4 teaspoons canola mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons whole-grain mustard
  • 4 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns, toasted
  • 4 small green leaf lettuce leaves
  • 4 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato

Preparation

  1. 1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil; swirl. Add onion; cook 7 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add beer; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat. Simmer 20 minutes or until onion is golden and liquid almost evaporates; stir occasionally. Cool.
  2. 2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  3. 3. Remove 1/4 cup onion mixture from pan; finely chop. Combine chopped onion mixture and turkey. Divide mixture into 4 equal portions; gently shape each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Press a nickel-sized indentation in center of each patty. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place patties on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes. Turn patties; grill 3 minutes. Top with cheese; grill 1 minute or until cheese melts and turkey is done.
  4. 4. Combine mayonnaise and mustard. Spread 1 1/2 teaspoons mayonnaise mixture on bottom half of each bun; top each with 1 lettuce leaf, 1 tomato slice, and 1 patty. Divide onion mixture evenly among servings; top with top halves of buns.
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