Glazed Turkey Burgers – simple but good!



Easy, simple ingredients…high protein, very low carb and figure-friendly.  A moist and delicious turkey burger that will work to keep you full for hours.

(So sorry about the photo – it’s OLD!  But the meal is great!)

I’ve cooked them on a counter-top grill or baked them in the oven.  These make wonderful meatballs, too.

For your family serve them on a whole-grain bun with some corn on the cob smeared with chili butter…(1/2 cube butter, softened – 1/2 teaspoon chili or chipotle powder…stir until combined.)



3 tablespoons yellow mustard
3 tablespoons sugar-free apricot or peach preserves
1 teaspoon butter
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 egg
1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon sage
1/4 cup finely minced celery
2 tablespoons finely minced dried cranberries
1 pound ground turkey
In a small bowl stir together mustard, preserves, butter, and chicken broth. Heat in the microwave until bubbly and set aside.

In a large bowl beat the egg with a fork. Stir in oats, salt, pepper, sage, celery, cranberries, and 1 tablespoon of the glaze mixture. until well mixed. Add the ground turkey and gently mix well. Shape into burgers or meatballs.

If using a George Forman-type grill, brush both sides with glaze during the last minute of grilling. If making in the oven brush both sides with glaze and arrange on a baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees 15-20 minutes or until no longer pink (165 degrees).

If you want to reserve some of the sauce for the buns, pour half of it into another small bowl…this way you can brush the uncooked burgers from one batch and not contaminate the sauce that won’t be cooked. Makes 4 servings.

Per Serving: 133 Cal; 16 g Protein; 6 g Tot Fat; 5 g Carb; 0 g Fiber; 0 g Sugar; 177 mg Sodium


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Patti says:

    ohhh these are sooo good..i left out the sage didtn have any but added a mrs dash garlic seasonign instead. yummm will definitly make them again and next time they will be meatballs

  2. T2Nashville says:

    Linda – I made these last night, and this recipe is amazing! I didn’t have ground turkey, so I used ground beef. I didn’t have sage, so I used oregano. I didn’t have celery, so I used chopped green onions. I baked them a bit longer because of the beef – about 30 min. Freaking awesome! I love that your recipes are so totally tweakable. Thanks for this one – definitely a keeper. (I could slurp that glaze down by itself!)

    1. Linda says:

      Thank you so much, Tammy!! I’m glad you found subs that worked great. I’ve never made them with beef, but I’m sure Hon would be thrilled…I’ll have to try it!

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