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Quick-and-Easy Teriyaki Turkey Burgers

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.

Oxmoor House AUGUST 2011

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)


  • 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

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 364
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 12.8g
  • Saturated fat: 3.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.5g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3.7g
  • Protein: 26.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 35g
  • Fiber: 3.3g
  • Cholesterol: 90mg
  • Iron: 3.7mg
  • Sodium: 660mg
  • Calcium: 108mg