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Low Carb Lucy Burger with melted cheese center on plate

Low Carb Lucy Burger

Made with JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Burger Patties, wrapped in crisp lettuce leaves and topped with a slice of tomato, smoky grilled red onions, and my homemade burger sauce just to add a bit of a kick.
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Cooling & Assembly Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 667kcal
Author: Meiko Temple


Juicy Lucy Turkey Burger

  • 2 lbs JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Burger Patties
  • ¾ teaspoons garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoons onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoons black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • 8 slices American cheese cut divided
  • Iceberg lettuce or compliant burger buns
  • Lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced onions, pickles your favorite burger toppings

Burger Sauce [Optional]

  • cup mayonnaise
  • 2 chipotle chiles from canned chiles in adobo sauce
  • 2 teaspoons mustard
  • 2 teaspoons pickle juice
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ kosher salt
  • ¼ black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper freshly ground


  • Mix Burger Seasoning: Add garlic powder, onion powder, kosher salt, black pepper, Italian seasoning, and cumin to small bowl and whisk until combined.
  • Prep Cheese: stack four slices of cheese on top and cut in quarters. Leave the remaining 4 slices whole.
  • Prep Patties: place 1 JENNIE-O® Lean Turkey Burger patty on a piece of parchment paper. Press patty until it is thin ¼ inch thick. Season each side with ¼ teaspoon of the seasoning blend. Repeat this step for all remaining patties.
  • To one patty, add 1 full slice of cheese; fold back the corners leaving a small clear margin of meat. Top the slice of cheese with 4 of the quartered cheese squares. Add a second patty over top and seal the edges of the two patties together. Make sure that the edge is smooth and that there are no openings of cheese poking through. Repeat this process for the remaining patties. Place patties on a sheet pan and transfer to the freezer for at least 20-30 minutes before grilling. Before grilling lightly brush patties with olive oil.
  • Grill Patties: Prepare a grill or grill pan over medium-high heat at about 450 degrees F. Just before placing the burgers on the grill, brush the grill with vegetable oil.
    Grill patties covered, about 6 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F. Let burgers rest for 2 minutes then assemble the burgers and add your favorite burger toppings.
  • Mix Burger Sauce: Add all ingredients to a food processor and process for 10 seconds.
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Calories: 667kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 212mg | Sodium: 1382mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 618IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 490mg | Iron: 3mg


Chef's Knife
Cutting Board
Measuring Tools
Bowl Set
Food processor - small - 3 cup
Cast Iron Grill Pan - 12 inch
Parchment Paper
Metal Tongs

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

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