Grilled Turkey Burgers With Caramelized Onions

Country music group Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman shares her recipe for a burger with onions browned in maple syrup.
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Cook time: 30-35 minutes | Yield: 4 Servings


  • 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey (lean meat)
  • 1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Olive oil for brushing
  • 4 slices American cheese or cheddar
  • 4 toasted sesame seed buns

For the Caramelized Onions:

  • 2 large Vidalia onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • Salt
  • Pepper


Preheat grill to medium.

In a large bowl add all of the ingredients. Mix well. Make 4 6-ounce patties. Brush each side with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on hot grill. Cook for about 10-12 minutes flipping burgers once. Serve with toasted sesame seed bun.

For the Caramelized Onions:

In a large sauté pan on low heat sweat the onions until they begin to soften. Continue to cook until they begin to caramelize and turn brown about 20-25 minutes. Add the maple syrup and cayenne. Season with salt and pepper.

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