Spicy Turkey Burgers with Pickled Onions Recipe

  • Pickled Onions
  • 1 cup red-wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 small red onion, halved and very thinly sliced
  • Burgers
  • 1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 4 whole wheat buns, split
  • 8 teaspoons reduced-fat mayonnaise, divided
  1. To prepare pickled onions: Whisk vinegar, brown sugar, salt and allspice in a medium glass bowl. Microwave on High until the mixture boils, 2 to 3 minutes. (Alternatively, bring the mixture to a boil in a small saucepan on the stove.) Add onions and toss to coat.
  2. To prepare burgers: Preheat grill to high. Place turkey in a medium bowl and gently mix in cilantro, cumin, ground chipotle, salt and allspice until distributed throughout the meat. Form the mixture into 4 patties. Brush with oil.
  3. Grill the burgers until cooked through and no longer pink in the center, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Meanwhile, toast buns on the grill, if desired.
  4. Drain the onions, discarding the marinade. Spread 2 teaspoons mayonnaise on each bun; top with a burger and pickled onions.