Turkish Turkey Burger

Total Time
20 min
5 min
15 min
While this dish is flavorful enough to stand on its own, a small scoop of baba ghanouj complements it nicely.


pine nuts

¼ cup(s)

ground cumin

½ tsp

ground cinnamon

½ tsp

olive oil

2 tsp

uncooked onion(s)

½ small, yellow variety, grated

uncooked boneless skinless turkey breast

1 pound(s)

egg white(s)

1 large

table salt

½ tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp, freshly ground

whole wheat pita(s)

4 small, (6-inch each)

fresh tomato(es)

1 large, cut into 4 thick slices


  1. Spray the broiler rack with nonstick spray; preheat the broiler. "
  2. Place the pine nuts in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat and cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Add the cumin and cinnamon and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Heat the oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring constantly, until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add to the nuts in the bowl. Add the turkey, egg white, salt, and pepper and mix well. Form into 4 burgers.
  4. Arrange the burgers on the broiler rack; broil 4 inches from the heat until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the side of a burger registers 165°F, 5 – 6 minutes on each side. Serve the burgers in the pitas with a slice of tomato. Yields 1 burger per serving.

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