Spicy Maple Turkey Burger with Maple Pickled Red Onions

Maple Pickled Red Onions:spicy turkey burger

1 large red onion, sliced thin

1 1/4 cup cider vinegar

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

 

Spicy Maple Turkey Burger:

Makes 4 burgers

1 1/2 lbs ground turkey

2/3 cup shredded carrot

2 Tablespoons yellow onion

1/2 Tablespoon minced garlic

2 Tablespoons siracha

2 Tablespoons maple syrup

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper

 

Place onions in colander and pour 2 cups of boiling water over them. Let cool and place in quart jar. Heat remaining ingredients to a simmer and pour over onions. Let sit for one hour or up to several days.

Combine all ingredients for turkey burger in a medium bowl. Form 4 equal-sized patties. Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Lightly oil grill grate. Cook for 20 minutes turning once. Internal temperature should reach 165°. Place on grilled bun, add lettuce and pickled onions and any additional toppings of your choice. We like cilantro and avocado.