This might have been the BEST turkey burger I have ever had, no seriously. Full of flavor quick and easy to put together with only a little grocery shopping to do and it’s really healthy!

I am always in search of a new way to use jam. We made a delicious Pear Honey Habanero Jam and it is amazing when incorporated into this handmade turkey burger. Pepper Jelly is usually made with copious amounts of sugar but this one is sweetened with honey making it a better pepper jelly choice and if you like heat you could add a little to the burger bun too!. Honey as a sweetener gives it more heat than traditional pepper jelly, still sweet but the heat is there for sure. Many people think turkey is a flavorless meat and in ground form it can be dry without seasoning of some sort I can’t disagree but I was so excited for this and it didn’t disappoint. I added tomato, arugula and served it on an onion bun with a side of sweet potato fries.




1/2 pound ground turkey

3 Tablespoons Pear Honey Habanero Jam

1/4 cup chopped green onions chopped small

1 ounce shredded asiago cheese plus more to top the burger

1/2 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon of chopped garlic

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

2 burger buns


Mix together the turkey, jam, green onion, asiago cheese, garlic, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Form into patties about one inch thick. Brush with a little more olive oil and grill till charred about 5 minutes on each side, add a pinch of salt and pepper just before removing from the grill. Toast buns cut side only for a minute or two on the grill and dinner is served.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comment *