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Teriyaki Turkey Melt


Special Diet



Main Course

Main Ingredient



Quick & Easy, Cookouts, Entertaining, Kid-Friendly


  • 1 ¼ pounds ground turkey
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro minced (optional)
  • 1 egg beaten
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4-5 Tablespoons San-J Teriyaki Sauce divided
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large white onion sliced into rings
  • 1 cup Jack or cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 ripe avocado peeled and sliced
  • 1 medium ripe tomato sliced


  • In a medium mixing bowl, lightly combine the ground turkey, garlic, cilantro, egg, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon of San-J Teriyaki Sauce until just combined. Divide the mixture into four parts and make 4 patties. In two separate small bowls, reserve 2 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce each.
  • In a small sauté pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the sliced onion and sauté until caramelized and soft. Set aside.
  • Preheat an oiled grill or skillet to medium. Add the turkey patties, cooking on each side for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the patties have no pink in the middle. Baste the patties with the reserved 2 tablespoons of teriyaki sauce, brushing the patties every few minutes with the sauce.
  • Two minutes prior to removing the turkey patties from the heat, top each with the caramelized onion, a teaspoon of teriyaki sauce and 1/4 cup of the shredded cheese. Serve each portion as soon as the cheese is melted. Garnish each serving with the sliced avocado and tomato.

* The Gluten Free recipes that appear in this website incorporate a variety of San-J's products that are Certified Gluten Free. Please be sure to consider the other ingredients to make sure they comply with your dietary needs and restrictions.

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