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Turkey Meat Loaf Burgers

Real Simple JUNE 2004

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes
  • Other: 15 Minutes


  • 2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 quartered medium onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 finely grated carrots (3/4 cup)
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • sliced mozzerella
  • crispy bacon
  • sliced tomatoes


Place onion and garlic cloves in a food processor; run until finely chopped (but not liquefied). In a large bowl, combine ground turkey with the onion mixture, grated carrots, tomato paste, Dijon mustard, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper. Form into 4 patties, each 3/4 inch thick.

Place on a medium-hot grill and cook 5 minutes per side. (Or to cook on the stovetop, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a grill pan over medium heat. Place the burgers in the pan and cook 7 to 8 minutes; flip and cook 5 minutes more.) Top with sliced mozzarella (1/4 pound for 4 burgers). Cook 2 to 3 minutes longer, until the cheese melts. Top with crispy bacon and sliced tomatoesand serve on toasted kaiser rolls.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calcium: 203mg
  • Calories: 499
  • Calories from fat: 1%
  • Carbohydrate: 10g
  • Cholesterol: 209mg
  • Fat: 28g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Protein: 50mg
  • Saturated fat: 10g
  • Sodium: 807mg

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Turkey Meat Loaf Burgers Recipe