Grilled Turkey Burger Recipe For Anytime Snacks

By | May 22, 2009

Grilled Turkey Healthy Snack Recipe

Grilled Turkey Ingredients

4 medium whole-grain buns
2 medium lettuce leaves, halved
1 pound ground turkey breast
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
1 teaspoon Tabasco (hot) sauce
4 big slices tomato
4 slices red onion
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
4 tablespoons ketchup
1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce


  1. Take a large mixing bowl and combine together the ground turkey, bread crumbs, chopped onion, parsley, Tabasco sauce and Worcestershire sauce. Mix well and divide into 4 portions. Shape each portion into round, flat burger patties.
  2. Heat a gas grill or prepare a fire in a charcoal grill. Take the grill rack and lightly spray with cooking spray to coat. Place the grill at least 4 to 6 inches away from the fire or gas.
  3. Place the turkey patties on the grill rack and cook each side for about 7 minutes. Make sure that each patty is cooked well from within and is evenly browned on both sides.
  4. To serve, slice a whole-grain bun into half horizontally. Place half a lettuce leaf on the bottom half of the bun, then the grilled patty, and top it off with a tomato slice, onion slice and a tablespoon of ketchup. Put back the top of the bun and serve immediately. Repeat with the other three buns.

Nutritional Information:
(Amounts per serving)

244kcal          17g                8g               340mg             79mg

No. Of Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Health Tips:

  • This is an excellent recipe for grilled turkey burger which is low in calories, fat, sodium and cholesterol, while being high in protein and very tasty!
  • This recipe can be used for people with heart disease, diabetes and also people trying to lose weight.
  • Ground turkey is used instead of the traditional beef in the burger, which cuts down almost 200 calories, 7 grams of total fat including 4 grams of saturated fat per serving. Lean chicken can also be used.
  • For vegetarians, a combination of tofu and steamed vegetables can be used along with the other ingredients to make patties.
  • Parsley can be substituted with chives for pregnant women, as consumption of parsley may lead to uterine contractions and preterm labor.