All-American Stuffed Turkey Burger

4 burgers


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup uncooked quick oats
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dill pickle relish, drained
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, sliced
  • 6 lettuce leaves, washed and dried
  • 4-6 tomato slices


Prepare grill for direct-heat cooking.

In medium bowl combine turkey, oats, egg, garlic powder and pepper. Divide turkey mixture in half. On two (each 10 X 11-inch) pieces wax paper, shape each half of turkey mixture into a 6-inch round patty.

Sprinkle onions and relish over one patty, leaving 1/2-inch border around outside edge; top with catsup and mustard.

Cut cheese into four equal strips and arrange cheese strips, spoke-fashion, over catsup and mustard. Carefully invert second turkey patty on top of cheese. Remove top layer of wax paper from turkey mixture. Press turkey patty edges together to seal.

Lightly grease cold grill rack and position over hot coals. Invert giant turkey burger onto grill rack; remove wax paper.

Grill burger 8 minutes per side or until internal temperature of 165 degrees F is reached on meat thermometer. To turn burger, slide a flat cookie sheet under burger and invert onto another flat cookie sheet, then slide back onto grill rack*.

To serve, cut burger into fourths. Serve with lettuce and tomato slices if desired.

*May also use greased grill basket if desired.

Recipe reprinted by permission of National Turkey Federation. All rights reserved.

RecID 8167

nutrition information per serving

269 calories; 14g total fat; 133mg cholesterol; 559mg sodium; 8g carbohydrates; 27g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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