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Sweet and Spicy Turkey Burgers


Quick cooking, low fat turkey burgers make a great weeknight dinner any time of year.  These are moist and flavorful with the addition of your favorite barbecue sauce.  Serve with Sweet Potato Wedges

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  • 6Servings


  • 1½ pounds ground turkey
  • 1 cup store-bought barbeque sauce, plus more for serving
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • ½ cup packed dark brown sugar 
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 6 whole wheat buns, split in half 
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Regular or Lite Mayonnaise 


1. In a large bowl, combine ground turkey, barbeque sauce, bread crumbs, brown sugar, egg, salt, and pepper. 

2. Form into 6 patties; place on a plate and chill in the fridge for 10 minutes. 

3. Lightly spray a grill pan with cooking spray and heat pan over medium heat. Grill burgers about 7 minutes on each side or until cooked through. 

4. Serve on whole wheat buns with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, barbeque sauce, and Sweet Potato Wedges

Recipe Courtesy of Quick & Kosher: Meals in Minutes by Jamie Geller (Feldheim 2010)