The Ultimate Turkey Burger with Caramelized Onions & Creamy Greek Sauce


Several years ago switching from ground beef to turkey in recipes had become really popular, and of course I jumped on the trend and tried ground turkey in most of my recipes.  But the taste and texture disappointed.  It simply didn’t compare to the hearty beef flavor my family enjoyed and most people I knew didn’t care for it either. Needless to say, that trend was set aside.

Not one to give in though, I went back for round two recently and decided to spice things up a bit in this Ultimate Turkey Burger.  It’s loaded with flavor and juicy good with caramelized onions and Greek sauce. A liberal amount of Cavender’s Greek Seasoning gives the turkey burger a wallop of flavor. Even the beef eaters around here love them and they’re a tough bunch to crack!

The Ultimate Turkey Burgers

1 package (20.8 oz) ground turkey
1 medium egg
1 Tbsp Cavender’s All-Purpose Greek Seasoning
1/4 tsp red pepper seeds
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1-1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
1/8 tsp Kosher salt
4 whole-grain buns
4 romaine lettuce leaves
Caramelized Onions (recipe below)
Greek Tzatziki Sauce (recipe below)

In a large bowl, combine turkey, egg and next six ingredients. Mix by hand until well-combined and firm enough to make 4 equal-size patties. Flatten and grill each side until cooked through, or when cooking thermometer reads 150-160 degrees.* Place burger on bun, top with caramelized onions and creamy Greek sauce.

*Try grilling burgers in a black cast-iron skillet, or in a large pan on top of the stove for juiciest burgers.

Caramelized Onions
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 large onion, thinly sliced
Melt butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook for 15 minutes or until well-browned.

Greek Tzatziki Cucumber Sauce
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp sour cream
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
1/2 cucumber cut in half, center seeds scooped out
1/4 tsp Cavender’s All-Purpose Greek Seasoning
1/4 tsp garlic powder or 1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp cumin
1 tbsp chopped parsley (optional)
salt and pepper

Stir yogurt, sour cream and lime juice in a bowl until blended. Add cucumber seeds, Greek seasoning, garlic, cumin, parsley and mix; season with salt and pepper. Serve at room temperature, or cover and chill. Use as a dip for kebabs, grilled meats, gyros, fish, vegetables and pita bread.



  1. Sheri Fox says:

    That is so interesting! I make greek-style yogurt sauce or my version of tzatziki all the time with diced or shredded cucumber, but never used just the cucumber seeds. These burgers look really delicious too, btw 🙂


    • Thank you Sheri for your comment. Yes, the cucumber seeds give the Greek sauce a really light and delicious flavor. The burgers are great! If you make them, please let me know. Hope to chat with you again soon! Have a blessed weekend… 🙂


      • Sheri Fox says:

        I’ll definitely try both. I love grilling burgers and sometimes I’m willing to forgo my grass-fed beef for a tasty turkey option. This sounds really yummy and flavorful.


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