Hawaiian Turkey Burgers With Pineapple-Papaya Sauce

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  • Pineapple-Papaya Sauce
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 3 tablespoons fresh papaya, finely diced
  • 2/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • Hawaiian Turkey Burgers
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 3 tablespoons unseasoned breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 thin slices fresh pineapple (optional)
  • 4 whole-grain hamburger rolls, toasted
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 tomato slices
  • 4 thinly sliced red onion (optional)


1. For sauce, combine all ingredients in saucepan. Cook, stirring over moderate heat until sauce boils; simmer 10 minutes.

2. Preheat grill.

3. For burgers, mix ground turkey, breadcrumbs, onion, cayenne, sugar, and 1/3 cup sauce in a bowl until just combined. Form into 4 (1-inch) patties.

4. Brush burgers with oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill over medium heat, turning once, about 6 minutes per side. Baste with sauce, and grill 2 minutes more; transfer to plate. If desired, grill pineapple slices 2 minutes per side; transfer to plate.

5. Place burgers on rolls, and spoon on remaining Pineapple-Papaya Sauce. Top with pineapple slice (if desired), lettuce, tomato, and onion slices (if desired).

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  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 burger and 1/4 cup sauce)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving:429
Fat per serving:11g
Saturated fat per serving:3g
Monounsaturated fat per serving:1g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving:1g
Protein per serving:27g
Carbohydrates per serving:59g
Fiber per serving:5g
Cholesterol per serving:65mg
Iron per serving:4mg
Sodium per serving:593mg
Calcium per serving:82mg

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