Quick-and-Easy Teriyaki Turkey Burgers

Teriyaki sauce, ginger, and sesame oil add just the right amount of flavor to these savory burgers that cook quickly in a skillet. Omit sautéed onions on the burgers for your pickier eaters.


4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Nutritional Information

Calories 364
Caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
Fat 12.8 g
Satfat 3.2 g
Monofat 4.5 g
Polyfat 3.7 g
Protein 26.5 g
Carbohydrate 35 g
Fiber 3.3 g
Cholesterol 90 mg
Iron 3.7 mg
Sodium 660 mg
Calcium 108 mg


1 pound ground turkey breast
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon bottled minced ginger
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons lower-sodium teriyaki sauce
1 tablespoon water
Cooking spray
1 large onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices (about 2 cups)
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
4 (1 1/2-ounce) hamburger buns
4 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
4 curly leaf lettuce leaves


1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Shape turkey mixture into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) patties. Combine teriyaki sauce and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion to pan; cover and cook 7 minutes or until golden brown, stirring frequently. Stir in 1 tablespoon teriyaki mixture. Remove onion from pan; keep warm. Reduce heat to medium.

3. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add oil to pan. Add patties, and cook 5 minutes. Add remaining 3 tablespoons teriyaki mixture to pan. Carefully turn patties over, and cook 2 minutes or until done.

4. Place 1 patty on bottom half of each bun; top each with 1/4 cup onion mixture, 1 tomato slice, and 1 lettuce leaf. Top with remaining bun halves.


Young Chefs can:

Add measured garlic powder and ginger to turkey

Place buns on plates


Older Chefs can:

Help shape patties

Top burgers with tomato, lettuce, and remaining bun half