Umami Turkey Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Roasted Mushrooms

Umami Turkey Burgers with Caramelized Onions and Roast Mushrooms recipe.
  • Yield: 4 servings


1/4cup apple cider vinegar
1/4cup water
3tablespoons tamari

1cup plus 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes, divided

6cloves garlic, mashed
1/2cup plus 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided

1tablespoon canola oil
3 yellow onions, thinly sliced
8ounces white mushrooms, thinly sliced
1pound 93% lean ground turkey
2tablespoons Umami sauce
1/4cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
salt and pepper
4 whole-wheat burger buns


For the Umami Sauce:
Combine apple cider vinegar, water, tamari, 1 cup yeast flakes, and garlic in a blender or food processor.
With machine on slowly drizzle in ½ cup olive oil.
Blend well until mixture becomes thick and emulsified, like mayonnaise. Add salt to taste. Makes: 1-1½ cups. Sauced can be refrigerated and kept for up to 2 weeks but bring to room temperature and shake before using.

For the Caramelized Onions:

Heat canola oil in large skillet over low heat. Add sliced onions and cook 30 minutes, stirring often, until soft and brown. Let cool. Can be stored in lidded container in refrigerator for 3 days.

For the Roasted Mushrooms:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, coat mushrooms with 1 tablespoon olive oil and pinch of salt and pepper. Arrange single layer on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast for 12-15 minutes until soft, browned, and starting to crisp. Keep warm. Set aside.

For the Burgers:
Using your hands, mix ground turkey, 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes, 2 tablespoon Umami Sauce, cheese, 1 teaspoon sea salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper in bowl. Divide meat into 4 patties.

Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Grill burgers until cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes on one side then flip over and cook for another 5 minutes on other side.

Place burgers on buns. Top with grilled onions, roasted mushrooms and drizzle each one with a bit of the Umami sauce.

Recipe courtesy of Dori Grasska who started Skinnyluscious as a means of capturing her journey of cooking healthy dishes to change her family’s way of eating. Married with 3 daughters she lives in Southern California.  Her goal is to prepare fast, simple, healthy and delicious family-friendly meals with seasonal, clean, whole foods, to share with her readers as well as healthy cooking techniques.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 435