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Trader Joe's 25 Minutes under $25 Summer BBQ Recipes: Turkey burgers

Healthy turkey burger

If you're craving a healthy and flavorful meal that embodies the essence of the Mediterranean diet, look no further than these grilled Mediterranean turkey burgers. Packed with lean protein and bursting with delicious flavors, these burgers are elevated with the addition of caramelized red onions. Not only will they satisfy your taste buds, but they're also budget-friendly, totaling just $14.29 for all the ingredients.

Earlier this week, I shared another 25 Minutes under $25 Summer BBQ Recipes with Chicken Shawarma and Pita. Make sure to check it out!


To make these mouthwatering grilled Mediterranean turkey burgers with caramelized onions, gather the following ingredients:

Red Onions ($1.19): Quantity: 1 medium-sized red onion

Price: $1.19

Quantity: 4 turkey burger patties

Price: $3.79

Quantity: 1 bottle (approx. 10 oz)

Price: $2.79

Beefsteak Tomato ($1.29):

Quantity: 1 large beefsteak tomato

Price: $1.29

Arugula ($2.49):

Quantity: 1 bag

Price: $2.49

Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns ($2.49):

Quantity: 4 whole wheat hamburger buns

Price: $2.49

Total including tax: $14.29


Follow these simple steps to create your flavorful grilled Mediterranean turkey burgers with caramelized onions:

  1. Preheat your grill or stovetop pan to medium heat.

  2. Thinly slice the red onion into rings.

  3. Place the onion rings on the grill or in a stovetop pan and cook them for about 5-6 minutes on each side until they become tender and develop grill marks.

  4. While the onions are grilling, cook the turkey burger patties on the preheated grill or stovetop pan for approximately 4-5 minutes on each side. Ensure the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C).

  5. Once the burgers are cooked, remove them from the heat and let them rest for a few minutes.

  6. Toast the whole wheat hamburger buns on the grill or in a toaster until lightly golden.

  7. Spread a generous amount of aioli garlic mustard sauce on the bottom half of each toasted bun.

  8. Place a turkey burger patty on top of the sauce.

  9. Layer a few slices of beefsteak tomato, followed by a handful of fresh arugula leaves.

  10. Top the burger with a generous amount of grilled caramelized onions.

  11. Finally, complete the burger by adding the top half of the bun.

  12. Serve your grilled Mediterranean turkey burgers with a side of fresh salad or grilled vegetables to complete the meal.

Grilled Mediterranean turkey burgers with caramelized onions take your taste buds on a journey to the Mediterranean while offering a healthy and satisfying meal option. The combination of juicy turkey patties, flavorful toppings, and the sweet caramelized onions creates a tantalizing flavor profile. By opting for whole wheat buns and fresh ingredients like arugula and beefsteak tomato, you're ensuring a nutritious and balanced meal. Treat yourself to this delightful recipe that's budget-friendly and supports your healthy eating goals. Enjoy the goodness of the Mediterranean with every bite.



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