Sweet & Smoky Turkey Burgers


  • ¼ cup (60 mL) apple jelly
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) barbecue sauce
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Tabasco® chipotle pepper sauce
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cider vinegar
  • 1 pkg (1 lbs/450 g) 93% lean ground turkey
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) chopped green onions
  • 2   garlic cloves, pressed
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt
  • ⅛ tsp (0.5 mL) ground black pepper
  • 4   hamburger buns or onion rolls, split


  1. For sauce, combine jelly, barbecue sauce, pepper sauce and vinegar in small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook 5-7 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Reserve 2 tbsp (30 mL) of the sauce for burgers. Pour remaining sauce into a small bowl and cool 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, for burgers, combine turkey, reserved sauce, green onions, garlic, salt and black pepper; mix gently but thoroughly. Form into four round patties, about 1/2 in. (1 cm) thick. Pour remaining sauce into Flexible Basting Bottle.
  3. Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium coals. Place patties on grid of grill. Grill, covered, 5-6 minutes. Turn burgers and baste with half of the sauce. Grill 2-3 minutes; turn and baste with remaining sauce. Grill an additional 2-3 minutes or until meat is no longer pink in center. Serve burgers on buns.


  • 4  servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. Nutrients per serving: Calories 500, Total Fat 14 g, Saturated Fat 3.5 g, Cholesterol 110 mg, Carbohydrate 64 g, Protein 29 g, Sodium 800 mg, Fiber 1 g

Cook's Tips:

You can substitute ½ cup (125 mL) of Sweet Onion Sauce in place of the sauce.

The burgers can be also prepared on the 12" (30 cm) Cast Iron Grill Pan Skillet.

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