Thursday, April 17, 2014

Smoky Spicy Turkey Burger with Caramelized Onions and Spicy Sweet Mayo

Smoky Spicy Turkey Burger with Caramelized Onions and Spicy Sweet Mayo
I'm loving my new non stick grill pan! It sizzles from edge to edge even though the pan is way bigger than the burner on my glass top stove. Check out that pan **here** and get one for yourself while they're 40% off! I've been grilling up lots of stuff lately, like these oh so yummy, turkey burgers! I've been making these once a week, as requested by my family! Yes, we are hooked on these juicy, smoky, slightly spicy burgers! These burgers are topped with caramelized onions (also grilled in this pan) and a spicy/sweet mayo. We practically inhaled these! I've never been much of a 'ground turkey' fan, but when it's mixed together with such tasty ingredients, as in this recipe, the flavor is totally transformed from bland to bold and delicious!
This recipe is from a fellow food blogger named
 Michele from Flavor Mosaic.
Michele is also known as 'Occasional Cooker'. Her recipe is published on
I doubled her recipe to make 8 burgers.
And I tweaked her mayo recipe because I didn't have the same ingredients she listed.
It all worked out perfectly because my family was giving me thumbs up while they were devouring these burgers! You may remember another one of Michele's burgers that I tried and LOVED, in this post called Grilled Asian Burgers. It is also one of my family's favorite burgers! Michele is my 'Burger Queen'!
Try one of her burgers and you'll be hooked too!
I'm writing the recipe as I made it...
Smoky Spicy Turkey Burger with Caramelized Onions and Spicy Sweet Mayo
Smoky Spicy Turkey Burger w/Caramelized Onions & Spicy/Sweet Mayo

2 1/2 lbs. ground turkey
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 large onion, grated
6 jarred jalapeno slices, minced
4 tbls. barbecue sauce
4 tbls. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp liquid smoke
1 tsp. 'Grill Mates' mesquite marinade
1 large onion, sliced thin (for caramelizing)
1 tbls. olive oil
8 burger buns

In a very large bowl mix together the first 8 ingredients.
Form into 8 burger patties.
Heat a grill pan on medium with 1 tbls. olive oil.
Cook the thin sliced onions until very well browned, stirring often.
This should take about 5 minutes.
Then remove the caramelized onions from grill pan and set aside.
In the same grill pan cook the burgers
 for 6 minutes on each side.
You may need to cook the burgers in a few
 batches depending on the size of your grill pan.
Put burgers on the buns and top with the caramelized onions and the spicy/sweet mayo sauce.

Spicy/Sweet Mayo Ingredients:
6 tbls. mayo
2 tbls. spicy brown mustard
1 tbls. Sriracha sauce
1 tbls. honey
1 large clove garlic, crushed
1 tbls. lime juice, fresh squeezed

Mix the 6 ingredients together in a small bowl
 and chill until ready to serve on burgers.



  1. Hi Lillian, I'm so happy you liked my recipe and that you blogged about it. That is great. I like the sriracha in your sauce. Sounds wonderful. You are making me hungry!

    1. Hi Michele! Thank you so much! Keep creating yummy burgers...we are truly enjoying them! =D

  2. What a mouth watering burger! Love those caramelized onions.

  3. Wow yummy burger.
    I just love it and i use to go at burger restaurant twice a week.

    1. Hi Jenny, I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you for letting me know. That is always appreciated =D


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