• Making Mayo’s Recipes: Barbecue turkey burger

closeup of a person holding a turkey burger with lettuce Your summer guests will never guess the healthy hidden ingredient in this tangy barbecue turkey burger. (Oats!)

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Watch: Barbecue turkey burger.

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  1. 1/2 pound ground turkey breast
  2. 1 cup chopped onion
  3. 1/2 cup dry oats
  4. 1/4 cup ketchup
  5. 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  6. 1 teaspoon chili powder
  7. 1 teaspoon paprika
  8. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  9. 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  10. 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  11. 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  12. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  13. 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.

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