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Author Notes: I decided to make his burger after being challenged by my sister that turkey burgers just "weren't as good" as the original. As I've been trying to cut the calories without cutting flavor, i decided to put together this mediterranean flavor inspired burger that would pack all the juicy deliciousness without the red meat. —Peter
- 1 large yellow (or vidalia) onion
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 splash red wine
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
- 4 brioche buns
- 8 ounces feta cheese, cut into slices
- 1 arugula
- 1 large tomato, sliced thick
- Place a large skillet over medium-low heat. Slice the onion into very thin slices and set aside.
- Heat olive oil in skillet and add paprika, cooking for 10 seconds until smokey and sweet smelling. Add onions and soy sauce then quickly stir to coat.
- Slowly sweat onions until translucent, about 10 minutes. Remove half of the onions and add to a large mixing bowl to cool.
- With the heat still on the remaining onions, stir in the splash of red wine and cook for another 10 minutes until very soft and jam-like. Set aside for finished burger.
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Return to your mixing bowl with cooled onions and add ground turkey, cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Get your hands in there and mix (because it's fun!) then shape into 4 even sized patties.
- Grill turkey patties for about 4 minutes per side or until nice grill marks have appeared and the burger is medium-firm to the touch and cooked through.
- Toast brioche buns and slather one side with a bit of onion jam. Build burgers with a slice of feta, a bit of arugula, a tomato slice, and top with jam slathered bun. Enjoy!
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Burger Recipe