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Fig and Blue cheese Turkey Burger

Fig and Blue Cheese Turkey Burgers With Caramelized Onion

There are so many flavors in this burger!! You would never guess it could be low in fat and overall so macro-friendly.
Author Lillie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 416 kcal


  • 16 oz package of ground turkey 93/7
  • Reduced fat blue cheese my stater brothers sells it – treasure cave brand
  • Caramelized onion
  • Bacon
  • Roma tomato
  • Fig butter trader joes
  • Arugula
  • Fat Free Chipotle “mayo”
  • Brioche buns or favorite buns


Caramelize onions

  • Spray sliced onion with olive oil spray and sprinkle with kosher salt.
  • Cook on medium heat for 15-20 minutes stirring occasionally until soft and sweet. Oh my gosh don’t skip- caramelized onions make everything so much bettttttttteeeeeer.


  • Weigh meat into 3 oz balls*.
  • Heat pan, then smash them flat, season with salt, pepper and some garlic powder, and place in hot pan for a few minutes per side. (We prefer a pan instead of the grill since ground turkey can be so soft.)
  • Top with 10 g blue cheese and cover so it melts a little. It’s not the most melty cheese but if you’re a blue cheese lover, the reduced fat still has all the flay-vuh!!

Chipotle “Mayo”

  • Just blend or chop finely, about 3 chipotle peppers with 1-2 tbs adobo sauce (start with less if you’re not into heat) into 1 cup of fat free sour cream (light mayo and greek yogurt work too.) Mix by hand or blend in blender.

For the Burgers

  • Spray buns with olive oil spray and toast on a skillet
  • Top bottom bun with 2 tbs chipotle mayo, burger, 2 tbs caramelized onion, tomato, a slice of bacon broken in half, and arugula.
  • Spread top bun with 1.5 tbs of fig butter and enjoy!


  • *This is a good meal for entertaining if you're a macro counter because you don’t have to weigh your meat or bun later.
  • *We’ve learned we really love ground turkey.   We still love beef! Especially the good fatty stuff am I right? But we prefer ground turkey for some reason over super lean ground beef over here. I think it’s juicier. But the really lean ground beef (they have it at Traders) is just as lean or leaner maybe than regular ground turkey. And the extra lean ground turkey is gross for burgers—don’t do it. Acceptable for tacos. NOT for burgers.
  • *Before macros I was obsessed with chipotle mayo on any burger … so I’ve replaced the mayo with fat free sour cream and I hardly notice the difference! Still adds the cool creaminess and the spicy smoky flavor of the chipotle peppers.


Calories: 416kcalFat: 17gProtein: 28gCarbohydrates: 38g

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