Miso Apple Slaw Turkey BurgersThis is the perfect alternative for your standard burger. For more recipes head back to our BBQ Cookout Article. 


2 lb. ground white-meat chicken

1 cup whole-wheat breadcrumbs

1 medium onion

2 stalk celery

2 egg whites

3 tbsp. sesame oil

Sea Salt

Freshly ground pepper

1/2 cup miso paste

3 tbsp. brown sugar

1 cup cider vinegar

2 tbsp. cider vinegar

2 cups shredded cabbage (purple and/or white)

2 crisp, sweet red apples

8 Sesame buns

Cooking spray


Chop finely onion & celery to create a mixture to include in your Turkey Patties.

In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, breadcrumbs, 2/3 cup of your onion &  celery mix, 2 egg whites, and 2 tablespoons of sesame oil. Season with 2 teaspoons each of salt and pepper. Shape into 8 equal (about 5 1/2 ounces each) patties. Place patties between squares of waxed paper and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.

In a small bowl, combine miso paste, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons of cider vinegar. Equally, divide miso glaze into 2 bowls (1 for grilling and 1 for drizzling on slaw). Set both aside.

In a large bowl, toss to combine cabbage, apples, and remaining onion, sesame oil, brown sugar, and cider vinegar. Set aside.

Heat grill to medium. Grill buns split side down, until warmed, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a platter. Coat grill with cooking spray and grill burgers, about 6 minutes per side. Brush burgers with miso glaze from the first bowl, flip, and grill for 1 1/2 minutes more. Repeat on the other side. Place burgers on bottom buns; then layer with slaw, a drizzle of miso glaze from the second bowl, and top buns.