Teriyaki Turkey Burgers

This recipe is intended for patients who have successfully completed the Semi-Solid phase and are in the Soft Solid stage.


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey breast
  • 1/4 cup scallions- chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic- minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
  • 1 packet of Stevia, Splenda, or Truvia
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil


  • Combine turkey, scallions, garlic, ginger, and pepper in a bowl
  • Divide mixture into (4)  4-oz patties
  • Coat the bottom of a skillet or grill pan with cooking spray
  • Cook burgers 4 minutes on each side or until cooked through on medium high heat
  • Remove burgers from pan and keep warm in the oven
  • Pour soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and sherry into the pan and stir, scrapping up any browned turkey bits
  • Add sweetener and onion and simmer 5-7 minutes or until onions are soft.
  • Stir in sesame oil.
  • To serve: ladle sauce over each burger
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