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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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  • A simple, four-ingredient sauce elevates this burger from pretty good to perfect. After eating this burger, you'll dream of luaus.
  • 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
Carbohydrate 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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