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hawaiian bbq turkey burgers

Hawaiian BBQ Turkey Burgers

Lexi Finke
These turkey burgers are juicy, delicious, and packed with hidden veggies. They're served on a whole wheat bun, topped with grilled pineapple, sugar-free BBQ sauce, and more.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Calories 380 kcal

Equipment

  • Grill Pan or Skillet Pan

Ingredients
  

For the Burgers:

  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 fresh zucchini shredded
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper

Toppings:

  • 4 100% whole wheat buns or buns of your choice
  • 4 tbsp sugar-free BBQ sauce
  • 4 rings pineapple fresh or canned
  • pickles "Grillos" brand are my favorite
  • butter lettuce leaves

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, mix ground turkey, shredded zucchini, and seasonings using your hands or a spoon. Note: You have the option to squeeze excess water from zucchini, but I chose to leave it in for extra moisture.
  • Portion your burgers into 4-6 patties. Cook in a grill pan (or skillet pan) with some olive oil on medium-high heat for about 2-3 minutes per side. The patties should look golden brown and caramelized on each side.
  • While or after your patties are cooking, grill your pineapple. You have the option to grill on a patio grill, a grill pan for the stove, or even just a skillet pan to brown your pineapple. The goal is to warm it slightly and caramelize the outside. Cook for about 2 minutes per side on high heat with some olive oil if necessary.
  • Assemble your burgers: start with the buns, then BBQ, lettuce, burger, pickles, and pineapple. Enjoy :)

Notes

See above ingredient list for modifications for gluten-free, low-carb, or grain-free!

Nutrition

Serving: 1burgerCalories: 380kcalCarbohydrates: 46.5gProtein: 30.5gFat: 8g
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