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Super simple turkey burger recipe

Super simple turkey burger recipe

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This recipe is very simple and easy to make. Use good quality turkey mince and crisp, fresh vegetables for best results.

Washington, United States

16 people made this

IngredientsMakes: 8 turkey burgers

  • For the burger
  • 55g crumbled croutons
  • 500g turkey mince
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 egg
  • For the filling and garnishes
  • 8 buns
  • lettuce
  • sliced tomatoes
  • Cheddar cheese
  • avocado
  • spicy mayonnaise
  • caramelized onions

MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:20min

    For the burger:

  1. Mix all burger ingredients together and divide the mixture into 8 round burgers. Barbecue the burgers until no longer pink in the middle then keep warm and set aside.
  2. For the filling and garnishes:

  3. Prepare the bun with all of the filling and garnishes and add the Cheddar cheese on top of the hot burger. Let it melt and serve.


To make the spicy mayonnaise, mix 2 tablespoons mayonnaise with 1/2 tablespoon hot sauce.

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Super easy, simple and you can prep ahead of time for family dinner.-30 Jul 2012

Turkey Mushroom Burger Recipe

This delicious turkey mushroom burger recipe is moist, nutritious and easy to make! Perfect for a summer barbeque with friends or family!

We are a big fan of burgers over here. It’s so nice to have an easy supper that everyone loves and that doesn’t require a lot of clean-up! I often make them ahead of time and freeze a bunch (raw) to cook later so that I’m not making a new batch every single time.

Mushrooms are a star ingredient because they not only add to the flavour and texture of the burgers, but also make them super moist!

And because turkey and chicken meat are leaner and don’t have as much fat, the moisture helps. My kids are NOT fans of mushrooms, but they all love these burgers – go figure! I don’t hide the fact that there are mushrooms inside, but for whatever reason, this recipe is the exception to their mushroom avoidance. It’s normal for kids to dislike not want to try certain foods for long periods of time, but I always suggest trying those foods in different forms and not to avoid those foods altogether – kids still need positive exposures to them! If you watch the video with Lylah and I, you’ll see that she’s super proud of herself for trying the burger with mushrooms in it (no pressure involved!).

These turkey mushroom burgers are nutritious – full of protein, iron, zinc, Vitamin B12 and more. It’s also lower in saturated fat and sodium compared to most red meats, but still offers a lot of delicious flavour. We usually pair these burgers with Caesar salad or raw veggies and dip (we like to keep it simple!).

As an alternative, you can make this recipe into turkey meatballs and serve on their own, or with spaghetti.

Simply Juicy Turkey Burger Recipe

Bu bu bu bah. Its burger time! I don’t know about you, but lately all I have wanted was to sink my teeth into a nice juicy burger. Now I love love love my recipe for Thai Turkey Burgers and I really really love my Inside Out Blue Cheese Turkey Burger, but sometimes you just want a plain ol’ burger that you can throw some cheese, pickles, mustard, and ketchup on and call it a day. Enter: The Simply Juicy Turkey Burger.

I kept the ingredients simple for this recipe because that’s just what I wanted, a nice and simple turkey burger.

Ingredients for four burgers:

1 pound ground turkey meat

1 tablespoon Worchestershire

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 small onion or 2 shallots, finely chopped

Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and combine with hands. Then, divide into 4 equal sized patties.

I would have grilled these babies outside, but alas, it was raining again (what’s up Atlanta. ) so I whipped out the grill pan and grilled the burgers for about 5 minutes per side until the inside was no longer pink (about 165 degrees). I’m a big believer in using a meat thermometer.

Once the burgers are grilled up, wrap them in lettuce or lay them on buns… you can’t go wrong either way. I went for a bun, pickles, cheese, and some Sriracha Mayo.

After grilling up some home cut fries, I was ready to dine.

And boy, oh boy, was this turkey burger the ticket.

I’ll let you in on a little secret to why and how this turkey burger beats all other basic turkey burger recipes. It’s because its juicy baby.

Its true it is. Turkey is a lean meat and once it cooks it can turn into a crumbly mess. Adding in 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the mixing stages not only prevents the burger from sticking to the grates on the grill, it also helps to keep the burger moist. And olive oil is a good fat.

So get out and get grilling. Especially if you are a teacher and feel your summer slowly coming to and end. Gulp.

Turkey Burger With Greek Yogurt Topping

Grilled Turkey Burger With Greek Yogurt Topping is perfect, easy and super HEALTHY meal for the entire family. Tender juicy meat hugged with seasonal veggies in whole grain bun, topped with amazing light and delicious yogurt sauce makes this burger extra special and extra tasty - perfect for BBQ and backyard parties.

In my family, we all love a good burger. Juicy flavorful meat hugged in that soft sweet bun with crunchy veggies and yummy sauce pouring from aside when we take a bite. What's there not to love?!

But since we changed the eating habits we've all been dreaming about somewhat healthier burger in which we could enjoy and not worry about the bad cholesterol and all the other bad unhealthy stuff that comes with it. So some time ago I set myself on a mission to make a tasty and juicy entirely healthy burger. After some trial and error in recipe creation, I have perfected it and created THIS family's favorite grilled Turkey Burger With Greek Yogurt Topping served with seasonal veggies in whole grain bun. Now we enjoy burgers even on weekdays. Perfect!

To make this burger I used lean ground turkey meat. I mixed it with some breadcrumbs and added an egg. It's a quite classic thing to do when you're making a burger. I spiced the meat with some onion and garlic powder and added a bit of extra virgin olive oil for meat to be juicy and not to dry.

The thing that makes this burger special is the addition of soy sauce which added this nice rich salty aroma. Ok and now confession time.

I'm not the only one responsible for the creation of this fantastic recipe. My hubby helped me a little with getting this burger to taste so amazing. He actually led me to discover this secret ingredient that made this turkey burger taste so good - sparkling water. YES! Sparkling mineral water softened and puffed the meat making it so soft and so juicy and so perfect.

I usually serve this turkey burger on a whole grain bun with seasonal veggies. Lettuce and red cabbage and onion added such a nice freshness and crunchiness to this amazing burger - but you can use regular bun and veggies you like and prefer. Also instead of using full-fat mayonnaise as a condiment, I made this light and flavorful Greek yogurt sauce to which I added a bit of mustard and aromatic dill. That yogurt sauce uplifted the whole burger taste to a new level of deliciousness. That my friends don't skip. It's super tasty and believe me super good with this burger.

This Turkey Burger With Greek Yogurt Topping is perfect for backyard grilling and weekends, parties and when having a guests but it's also super simple recipe to make during weekdays as a family meal. We do love to grill during weekdays. Soy Marinated Chicken Skewers and this delicious burger are our favorites.

No matter how many times I've already prepared this Grilled Turkey Burger With Greek Yogurt Topping at home, every time my husband and I take our first bite, we are so amazed by its flavor. I'm sure this Grilled Turkey Burger With Greek Yogurt Topping will evoke the same feelings in you as well.

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Notes About Greek Burgers

You don’t want your grill to be super hot because odds are you will char the outside and have a raw inside. Thats why I use a moderate heat. If you want, you can char the outside to get nice grill marks and then finish cooking them in the oven. If you choose to cook the burgers completely on the grill, the once you place them on, cover them up and leave them alone! If you keep moving them around, they probably are going to fall apart! So resist the urge and don’t touch!

The Best Turkey Burger

These classic Ground Turkey Burger's are a family favorite and super simple to make. Not to mention super juicy, delicious and a secret ingredient for added nutrition.

I may be pretty proficient in the kitchen, but when things get really crazy and I need something quick and easy that everyone loves. During those weeks when our food supply drops to dangerously low levels because I've had a crazy few days, and I can't make it to the supermarket, I get lucky with some ground turkey I've stowed away in the freezer. A great trick is keeping frozen meat ready to go when you've got a bare refrigerator and pantry. My go-to with ground turkey are these incredibly delicious and juicy turkey burgers!

I always try to keep a bunch of simple foods in the freezer like shrimp, vegetables, and meat, so at the very least we can quickly defrost something to have for dinner. The night I first unveiled this turkey burger recipe everyone's eyes lit up! We all got to choose our favorite topping and enjoy burger night as a family. Naturally any time we have burgers we have to make some Air Fryer French Fries which everyone gobbles up really fast.

The secret ingredient in thee turkey burgers is oatmeal. It might sound weird, but oatmeal adds some extra nutrition to these burgers, which I love. I of course put out lots of toppings so everyone can jazz up their burgers as they please. While I like my mine with tons of pickles, Chloe prefers sauerkraut, Gemma desires a dip of ketchup, while hubbie and Kenya prefer a veggie burger these days. But however you enjoy them these burgers are a no brainer for last minute, healthy, weeknight meal!

Any day of the week these turkey burgers are a great choice! What's your favorite type of burger?

Turkey Burgers

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Turkey Burgers are easy to make, juicy, and taste just as good as a hamburger. Made with classic burger fillings like lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles.

Delicious Turkey Burgers are a healthier alternative to typical Beef Burgers. They’re still just as tasty of a Dinner Recipe and perfect to serve at your next BBQ!


This Juicy Turkey Burger recipe is sure to become a staple recipe for you. We love grilling these up in the summer to serve with classic burger sides like Pasta Salad, Potato Salad, or Mac and Cheese. It’s a great cookout recipe that everyone is sure to love. If you’re having guests over for a summer BBQ, you can always double up this recipe so that there’s enough delicious burger patties for everyone.

Even though Turkey Burgers are healthier than ground beef burgers, they taste just as juicy, savory, and delicious. It’s a great recipe if you’re trying to watch your heart health because turkey has less saturated fat. With this recipe you can still enjoy a tasty burger without worrying about your health.

How to Make Juicy Turkey Burgers With Three Delicious Toppings

Yasmin Fahr is a food writer, recipe developer and author of the cookbook Keeping it Simple. She has a penchant for cheesy phrases, lemons, fresh herbs, feta and cumin.

"Something simple." That's the response I received after asking a friend—who had come to me for some quick-and-easy recipe ideas—what her favorite burger toppings are. Keeping that (somewhat vague) goal in mind, I decided to come up with a basic turkey burger recipe and then give her three topping options, so that she could mix it up during the week without feeling like she was stuck with the same thing over and over again.

Why turkey? I like that turkey is lean yet flavorful. It also adapts well to the flavors that are paired with it. Some people will point out that this is just a nice way of saying that it doesn't taste like much on its own, but I'm actually okay with that: It gives us a solid base with which we can have a lot of fun.

For burgers, I opt for turkey thighs over breast meat because it has a little more flavor and fat, resulting in tastier, juicier patties. Still, you can easily make this recipe with white or dark turkey meat.

While I don't normally advocate for mixing ingredients into beef burger patties, since it creates more of a meatloaf texture, in the case of turkey burgers I think the more flavorless meat can use some help. I mixed the meat for these patties with garlic, salt, pepper, and cilantro. The key when adding them, though, is to not overwork the meat. I repeat: Do not overwork the meat. You want to gently mix it just enough to incorporate the ingredients, but any more than that and you'll end up with tough, rubbery burgers.

Now for the toppings: Up first is a fun, summery burger that I like to call "the California." It's topped with creamy, ripe avocado that's seasoned with cumin and brightened with fresh lime juice, almost like an avocado toast in burger form. Then in a nod to diehard California health food, I top it with fresh, crisp sprouts.

Next is an Italian-inspired burger topped with soft-cooked shallots, sautéed tomatoes, and a generous dollop of fresh ricotta (plus, of course, some requisite fresh basil). I enjoy serving this burger alongside a light arugula salad with toasted pumpkin seeds, parmesan shavings, and plenty of freshly ground black pepper.

Finally, I created an Asian-style burger that uses one of my favorite condiments: sriracha-spiked kewpie mayo. This bold and spicy burger sits on top of a quick cabbage slaw tossed with rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, and a touch of fish sauce. Finished with some sautéed scallions and toasted sesame seeds, this burger is great served with a spicy cucumber salad and beer to balance out the heat.

As for the bun, I'm generally in favor of a lightly toasted potato or whole-wheat bun that stands up to the juicy meat and toppings. All in all, I think this is simple enough.

Tarragon Turkey Burgers with Bleu Cheese and Chipotle Mayonnaise

Bleu cheese is one of those ingredients that makes me smile. Seriously, one bite and I’m giddy. It may be an acquired taste for some, but if you haven’t tried it on a burger and paired with chipotle mayonnaise, I highly recommend you do so. Soon.

Homemade chipotle mayonnaise comes together super quickly. It’s packed with flavor and serves as a delicious dip for onion rings or french fries. Super yum!

How to make this good and cheap:

Here are some of the strategies you can use to make this recipe more economical:

    . The priciest ingredients here are ground turkey and bleu cheese. Watch the sales and snatch up those items when the prices are low.
  • Cook in bulk. When you cook in bulk, you are maximizing your time investment as well as the energy you use to heat the oven. It doesn’t take that much longer to make a few more hamburger patties and freeze them for another time.
  • Freeze the leftover chipotle peppers in single packages to use in future recipes. You will likely never come across a recipe that uses a full can. . A little more effort but worth it!

How I make this recipe easy:

This recipe really couldn’t be easier than it is, but having the right kitchen tools can really make your time in the kitchen more enjoyable. Over time, I’ve honed my collection so that they are perfect for my needs.

Here are the tools that I use for this recipe:

    – I have blue boards for veggies and white boards for meat. – I’ve had my set for several years and they work well. – Give yourself plenty of space to mix the meat and seasonings.

After you enjoy these burgers, I’d love for you to come back and rate the recipe. Thanks so much!