Heavenly Jerk Turkey Burgers

by Elenor Craig
Heavenly Jerk Turkey Burgers

Craving a burger but looking for a healthier option? My Jerk Turkey Burgers are a tasty and healthy alternative, packed with spicy jerk seasoning and topped with a sweet and tangy, jerk spiced barbecue sauce.

While turkey burgers have little fat and are usually thought of as being dry, there is a secret to a moist, tasty turkey burger….adding back a little heart healthy fat. Adding olive oil to the ground turkey breast meat will result in a moist burger and with the addition of sautéed onions and a little jerk seasoning, you will have one flavorful burger sitting before you.

A sweet and tangy jerk spiced barbecue sauce is the perfect accompaniment to these flavor packed burgers, creating yet another layer of moistness, and a slice of juicy fresh pineapple is the crowning glory. Here’s how to make the Jerk Turkey Burgers. Enjoy!

Heavenly Jerk Turkey Burgers

Heavenly Jerk Turkey Burgers

Elenor CraigElenor Craig
Want to try something new? This Jerk Turkey Burgers recipe is so tasty and juicy, packed with spicy jerky seasoning and pineapples.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 460 kcal



  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onion small dice
  • 1 teaspoon salt-free jerk seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice divided
  • 1 pinch salt to taste


  • 1 cup strained tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • teaspoons jerk seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 pinch salt to taste


  • 4 leaves red leaf lettuce
  • 4 slices fresh pineapple
  • 4 whole wheat buns
  • 8 slices cooked bacon


  • In a medium-sized pan, saute onions in 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium high until softened, about 7-8 minutes.
  • Remove pan from heat and let onion mixture cool.
  • While onions are sauteing, prepare barbecue sauce.
  • Combine strained tomatoes, 1½ teaspoons jerk seasoning, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 2 tablespoons honey, and salt to taste in a small saucepan and heat over medium high heat until mixture begins to bubble. Turn heat to low and simmer for about 10-12 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool.
  • Brush a stove top grill pan with 2 teaspoons canola oil and heat on high heat.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine turkey breast, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1 teaspoon jerk seasoning, onion and olive oil mixture, and salt to taste. Mix with hands until combined. Do not over mix.
  • Divide the turkey mixture into four patties.
  • Place patties on a grill pan and cook for 5 minutes on each side, until internal temperature reaches 165°F when checked with a meat thermometer.
  • Remove burgers from the grill pan.
  • Build your burger. Place lettuce leaf on bottom of bun, place burger on top of lettuce, then spoon the amount of sauce you prefer on top of the burger. Top with pineapple slice, 2 bacon slices, and bun top.


Calories: 460kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 38gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 78mgSodium: 599mgPotassium: 893mgFiber: 4gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 2017IUVitamin C: 12mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 5mg
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