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Turkey Burger with Relish

Turkey Burgers with Savory Warm Relish

Ground turkey is a tasty way to up your protein intake, but reduce the fat amount usually found in ground beef. This great recipe has half the calories of a beef burger.
Servings 4
Calories 258kcal


  • Ground turkey (¼ pound patties, 93% lean) seasoned with a little salt & pepper
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 3 cups red cabbage shredded
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 4 large leafs of lettuce (romaine, red leaf, or green leaf)


  • Wash and dry the lettuce leaves.
  • In a large skillet sauté the onion, pepper, and red cabbage with the olive oil until soft.
  • Add the garlic salt and balsamic vinegar and allow to simmer until the vinegar and veggies are shiny and caramelized. Stir often. (Most of the liquid will have cooked off).
  • Keep this relish warm.
  • Grill or pan fry 4 quarter pound turkey burgers until just done. (Cooking them too long will make them dry) Usually 4 minutes on each side on a hot grill is sufficient, but a little longer if you are using the frozen type.
  • Now place a turkey burger on the stem end of the lettuce leaf, top with a generous portion of the warm relish.
  • Serve! Feeds 4 with other sides or 2 as a complete meal.


Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 13g | Fiber: 3g