Turkey burgers aren’t always the most flavorful. But I’ve got a recipe for Juicy Turkey Burgers that will have everyone at this weekend’s barbecue wondering if you tossed in some real beef in these! Load up one the spices and seasonings and make sure to caramelize some onions to really pack in that delicious burger flavor.
4th of July Juicy Turkey Burger with Caramelized Onions
- 3 oz sprouted walnuts
- 2 tsp chipotle powder
- 2 tsp ancho chili powder
- 1/2 tsp Celtic salt
- 1 tsp whole mustard seeds
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 tbsp dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 sweet onion
- 2-3 tbsp olive oil
- 2-3 tbsp walnut oil
- Buns and toppings as desired I used 1 large beet: cooked, peeled and sliced, mashed avocado and lettuce
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Toast the walnuts over medium heat in a nonstick pan over the stove, stirring occasionally until browned. Remove from heat and add to food processor or blender. Add the dried seasonings. Pulse until the walnuts form a crumbly texture and seasonings are well incorporated.
- Slice onions and add 2-3 tbsp of olive oil in a skillet over medium low heat. Add sliced onions and cook for 35-40 minutes or until caramelized.
- In a large bowl, add turkey, the walnut mixture, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, and Dijon mustard and mix until combined. Using your hands, make small patties, flattening with your palm and placing on a parchment-lined baking pan.
- Heat the walnut oil in a skillet and add the patties, cooking until browned on both sides. After browning the sides, add back the parchment lined baking sheet and bake in the oven at 375F for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.
- Once cooked, I prepared my burgers by heating the buns, and adding the patties, a slice of cooked beet, lettuce, the caramelized onions and an avocado mash.