Turkey Burgers with Pineapple Chutney

One of my last dinners when I was at school was when I went out to dinner with Molly and her parents to Iron Hill and got an amazing burger

this burger was SO good. It had pineapple chutney, cheddar, cheese, bacon, and came with a homemade barbecue sauce

as soon as I tried this I knew I had to re-create it ASAP

so when my friends came over for dinner the other night I knew it would be the perfect thing to make!

I started out by making homemade pineapple chutney which is so easy!

i just combined 1 20 oz can of cubed pineapple (including juice) , 1/2 cup diced red onion, 1/3 cup raisins, 2 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp white wine vinegar, and 1 tbsp garam masala (an indian spice) in a soup pan

stir the mixture around, and cover the pan and bring mixture to a boil

once the mixture is boiling, reduce the heat to low and cover and cook for another 15-20 minutes

if the mixture is not as thick as you’d like it, add 1 tbsp of corn starch desolved with 1 tbsp water and cook for another 5 minutes until mixture thickens like so

mmm SO good.

set aside and get to work on the turkey burgers!

In a bowl mix together 1/2 cup diced onion, 2 cloves diced garlic, 1 pound ground turkey, 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 tbsp salt, and 1 tsp black pepper

using clean hands ( :) ) combine the mixture and form into 4 equal patties

For the bacon I baked it on wire rack over a baking sheet for 25 minutes at 375 degrees

once you are ready to cook the burgers, preheat a grill pan to high heat, or use the grill outside

make sure you have your barbecue sauce and cheddar cheese slices ready to go!

cook the burgers for about 4 minutes per side

flipped over and once they are almost done cooking top each burger with a slice of cheddar cheese

I used a spicy cheddar cheese that was delicious!

I toasted up some whole wheat buns, topped the bun with the cooked burger, then a spoonful of chutney, and about a tablespoon for barbecue sauce!

sweet, spicy, gooey, goodness..the pineapple chutney pairs so well with the spicy smoky barbecue sauce and saltiness from the bacon

definitely a great way to spice up a boring turkey burger!


Turkey Burgers with Pineapple Chutney, Cheddar Cheese, Bacon, and barbecue Sauce

Servings: 4 burgers

Total Time: 35 minutes


For the Burgers:

  • 1 lb extra lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 2 gloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

For the Pineapple Chutney:

  • 1 20oz can diced pineapple (with juice)
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp garam masala

For the toppings:

  • barbecue sauce
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • cooked bacon
  • 4 whole wheat buns, toasted


  1. Place all ingredients for the Pineapple chutney in a soup pot, cover and bring to a boil
  2. once the mixture is boiling, reduce to low heat and cook for another 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. (note: if the chutney does not appear to be thick enough, add in 1 tbsp of corn starch desolved in 1 tbsp of water and cook for another 5 minutes) set chutney aside to cool.
  3. For the burgers, in a bowl combine together all of the components and form 4 equal burger patties using your hands.
  4. Pre-heat the grill to high heat and cook the burgers 4 minutes per side
  5. Once the burgers are almost done cooking, place the slices of cheddar cheese on to melt
  6. To assemble the burgers, take the toasted buns, top with the cooked burger, a couple of slices of bacon, a heaping spoon of chutney, and desired amount of barbecue sauce..and devour!

get your napkins ready..your gunna need ‘em!


question for ya! What’s the coolest burger combination you’ve tried?


4 Comments on “Turkey Burgers with Pineapple Chutney”

  1. Yum! Wish I could eat burgers everyday.

  2. Looks like you did a pretty awesome job recreating the burgers! 😀

  3. ittybitsofbalance says:

    Wow, this is one impressive recipe, Chelcie! You’re turning into quite the chef!

  4. WOW! I want that right now! I def need to try that chutney asap!

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