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Barbecue turkey burger

Serves 2

Medically reviewed on May 14, 2018

Dietitian Tip

Oats pack hidden nutrition into this zesty, barbecue-flavored burger.


  • 1/2 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup dry oats
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 whole-wheat buns


Heat the grill or medium skillet to medium heat.

In a medium bowl, mix the turkey breast, onion, oats, ketchup, brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper. Form the mixture into two 4-ounce patties.

Spray the cooking surface with cooking spray and place the patties on top. Cook for approximately 5 minutes on each side until the patties reach an internal temperature of 160 F. Remove from heat and allow them to rest until reaching 165 F. Serve on buns.

Nutritional Analysis (per serving)

Serving Size1 burger
Carbohydrate63 g
Cholesterol55 mg
Fiber9 g
Protein36 g
Sodium867 mg
Monounsaturated Fat1 g
Saturated Fat2 g
Total Fat5 g

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