Sour Cream and Onion Turkey Burgers


Serving Size:
1 burger

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Diabetes
  • Dialysis


  • 1/4 medium onion
  • 2 tablespoons chives
  • 1 pound ground turkey 7% fat
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream
  • 4 cracked wheat hamburger buns


  1. Dice the onion and chives.
  2. Combine the onion, turkey, egg, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and pepper. Mix well and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Form turkey mixture into 4 patties and refrigerate until ready to cook.
  4. Grill the turkey patties over medium heat, until well cooked, about 5 to 6 minutes per side. Burgers are done when a meat thermometer registers 165˚ F.
  5. Place each burger on the bottom part of the bun, top with 1 tablespoon sour cream and 1/2 tablespoon chives. Place the other half of bun on top and serve. 

Helpful hints

  • Top burgers with grilled onions for more onion flavor.
  • Look for hamburger buns that do not have phosphorus additives.
  • Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to ground turkey mixture to make burgers juicier if fat content is not a concern.
  • If you are on a lower protein diet make 8 patties instead of 4. Wrap and freeze extra burgers for a quick meal later. Protein is reduced to 18 grams per serving with the bun.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 350

Protein 29 g

Carbohydrates 25 g

Fat 15 g

Cholesterol 132 mg

Sodium 327 mg

Potassium 444 mg

Phosphorus 324 mg

Calcium 95 mg

Fiber 2.0 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 3 meat
  • 2 starch

Carbohydrate choices


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