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Open-Faced Turkey Burgers

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min.


2 servings

Here's a juicy, slightly sweet burger with a savory sauce that will be a hit whether you're fixing it for yourself or for you and a friend. —Barbara Lento, Houston, Pennsylvania


  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon prepared pesto
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 slices whole wheat bread
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 red lettuce leaves
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 2 slices sweet onion


  1. Place garlic on a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Drizzle with 1 teaspoon oil. Wrap foil around garlic. Bake at 425° for 15-20 minutes or until garlic is softened. Cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and pesto; set aside. In another small bowl, combine Italian seasoning and remaining oil; brush over bread. Set aside.
  3. Squeeze softened garlic into a large bowl. Add the honey, mustard, salt and pepper. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into two patties.
  4. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until no longer pink. Grill bread for 1-2 minutes on each side or until toasted. Top each slice of bread with lettuce, burger, tomato, onion and 1 tablespoon mayonnaise mixture.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 432 calories, 23g fat (5g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 770mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein.

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