A summer grilling treat — Honey-Mustard Turkey Burgers

Turkey burgers are a great low-fat grilling alternative to high-fat burgers, especially if you look for the leanest possible ground turkey. This sounds like a tasty recipe for adding flavor, a honey-mustard grilled turkey burgers from EatingWell.com.

Turkey burger in a lettuce wrap with low-salt, low-sugar ketchup.
Turkey burger in a lettuce wrap with low-salt, low-sugar ketchup.

The details, along with my notes on how to further cut salt, fat and sugar:


Ingredient Checklist

  • ¼ cup coarse-grained mustard 
  • 2 tablespoons honey (try using less to cut the sugar, experiment with how much is enough to give flavor but also less sugar.)
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast (buy the leanest ground Turkey you can find.)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (leave this out)
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger rolls, split and toasted ( check salt content on the buns you buy, not all whole-wheat buns are the same when it comes to salt. This is likely where a lot of the per-serving salt is hiding.)
  • Lettuce, tomato slices and red onion slices, for garnish

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Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1 Prepare a grill.
  • Step 2. Whisk mustard and honey in a small bowl until smooth.
  • Step 3. Combine turkey, 3 tablespoons of the mustard mixture, salt and pepper in a bowl; mix well. Form into four 1-inch-thick burgers.
  • Step 4. Lightly brush the burgers on both sides with oil. Grill until no pink remains in center, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Brush the burgers with the remaining mustard mixture. Serve on rolls with lettuce, tomato and onion slices.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:

317 calories; protein 25.8g; carbohydrates 30.7g; dietary fiber 3.3g; sugars 12.3g; fat 11.4g; saturated fat 2.5g; cholesterol 65mg; vitamin a iu 0.8IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 13.1mcg; calcium 46.9mg; iron 2.9mg; magnesium 37mg; potassium 387.4mg; sodium 644.8mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 12g.


4 lean protein, 2 starch



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