Best BBQ Turkey Burgers

This fresh spin on burgers is a delicious new way to cut back on beef and eat more turkey, an excellent source of lean protein and a favorite weight-loss food of Jillian Michaels, Biggest Loser trainer and Health magazine cover model.
    Fire up the grill for BBQ Turkey Burgers tonight! BBQ Turkey Burgers are ultra-moist and tasty, making them a great alternative to traditional high-fat beef patties.


“Lean protein helps you stay fuller for longer,” Michaels tells us. “It has the amino acids that are the building blocks for muscle.”


  • 1 pound ground dark-meat turkey
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices sweet onion, grilled
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 4 (1.6-oz) sesame seed buns, toasted


1. In medium bowl, gently mix together turkey, garlic, paprika, and cumin.

2. Form turkey into 4 (4-inch) patties; season with salt and pepper.

3. Heat grill to medium-high; cook, turning once, until burgers are just cooked through (about 7 minutes per side). Serve with desired toppings and buns.

Watch the video: How to Make a BBQ Turkey Burger

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving:324
Fat per serving:11g
Saturated fat per serving:2.7g
Monounsaturated fat per serving:3.3g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving:3.9g
Protein per serving:28g
Carbohydrate per serving:28g
Fiber per serving:1g
Cholesterol per serving:75mg
Iron per serving:3mg
Sodium per serving:387mg
Calcium per serving:71mg

Good to Know

Sweet onion is a tasty contradiction to tangy BBQ sauce. Try it with grilled pineapple too.

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