Turkey Burger: Juicy, Flavorful, and Easy!

Aloha to everybody! This amazing turkey burger recipe excites me to share. Made in a flash on a weeknight, they are surprisingly easy to prepare. They also store well for a later dinner after they are prepared!

eaten on a bun with your preferred toppings, these burgers are designed to be eaten much like a traditional beef hamburger. Unlike my tasty Turkey Broccoli Rabe or Turkey Zucchini Burgers (which are also fantastic), no surprise vegetables sneaked in here.

Turkey burgers from the shop don’t appeal to me all that much; to be honest, I think they’re very boring. Something is strange about this recipe. These quick-to-assemble homemade turkey burgers are packed with flavor. They make a great midweek dinner or a laid-back weekend get-together. They’re also built from items you most likely already own!

Let your imagination go wild with the toppings and make these burgers exactly as you want them. To make your own special burger, you may also play around with other herbs and spices added to the ground turkey.

Burger Up People!

Ingredients:

  • Ground Turkey: For the greatest results, go for 93% lean ground turkey. A 99% very lean turkey might be dry. If you would choose, you may alternatively use 90% lean ground beef.
  • Breadcrumbs: The burgers will hold together with the aid of seasoned whole wheat or gluten-free breadcrumbs.
  • Taste Boosters: To give our ground turkey a ton of flavor, we’ll mix ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, grated garlic, and salt.
  • For a little extra nourishment, I like whole wheat buns. The whole wheat potato rolls from Martin and the 647 rolls from Old Tyme are also excellent choices.
  • Classic toppings: There are many ways to top your burgers: add cheese, tomato, red onion, lettuce, pickles, ketchup, mustard, caramelized onions, or avocado!

Get Your Burgers Cooked

  • Shaping the Patties: Thoroughly combine all of the burger ingredients in a bowl. Split the ingredients in four equal parts and shape each into a ½-inch-thick patties.
  • The stovetop method is to warm a big nonstick pan over medium-low heat. When heated, give it a quick oiling and then add your burgers. Cook, uncovered, for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, or until browned and cooked through (internal temperature should reach 165°F).
  • Better yet, air fried your burgers for four to five minutes on each side at 400°F.
  • Grill Master: Light up the grill, if you’re feeling fancy! To avoid sticking, thoroughly clean the grates and use a paper towel coated in oil. Give your burgers five minutes on each side of medium heat grilling.

Assembling Your Burger Masterpiece

Toast your buns and get ready your preferred toppings while your burgers cook. Build your burgers and tuck them when the patties are cooked through!

A Guide to the Ideal Grilled Burger

Turkey burgers’ decreased fat level makes them a bit more delicate than beef burgers. To stop them from disintegrating on the grill, use these tips:

  • Heat up the grill: Quick sears of meat seal in the juices and prevent it from sticking.
  • For a nonstick surface, quickly brush your grill grates with a paper towel coated in vegetable oil.
  • It takes patience; don’t move your burgers too soon! They should readily release from the grates after approximately five to six minutes of undisturbed cooking. Too early a flip might rip them.
  • Using a broad spatula is the proper tool for flipping burgers. For safety, slip it beneath the whole patty.

Dimensions & Storage:

  • Classic Sides: Enjoy your burgers with a crisp salad, potato salad, macaroni salad, onion rings, sweet potato fries, or French fries.
  • Turkey burger patties freeze well for later use in meal preparation! Just shape your patties, put them in a zip-lock bag, sandwich parchment paper between them to keep them from sticking, and freeze until you’re ready to cook. Prior to cooking as directed above, thaw them in the refrigerator.
  • Cooked leftover turkey burgers keep for up to four days in the refrigerator.
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Turkey Burger Recipe

The Perfect Weeknight Turkey Burger: Juicy, Flavorful, and Easy!

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These burgers are designed to be enjoyed just like a classic beef burger, on a bun with your favorite toppings. No surprise veggies snuck in here, unlike my yummy Turkey Zucchini Burgers or Turkey Broccoli Rabe Burgers (those are delicious too, by the way!).

Ingredients

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  • 1 lb ground turkey (93% lean)
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs (whole wheat or gluten-free)
  • 1/4 cup dried onion flakes
  • 1 tbsp each: ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Olive oil spray
  • Burger buns (4)
  • Your favorite toppings (cheese, tomato, onion, lettuce, pickles, etc.) – optional

Instructions

  1. Mix ground turkey, breadcrumbs, onion flakes, ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Form 4 patties, about ½ inch thick.
  3. Stovetop: Heat a skillet over medium-low heat, spray with oil. Cook burgers 4-5 minutes per side or until browned and cooked through (165°F).
  4. Grill: Preheat grill to medium, cook burgers 5 minutes per side or until cooked through (165°F).
  5. Air Fryer: Cook burgers at 400°F for 4-5 minutes per side.
  6. Toast buns if desired.
  7. Serve burgers on buns with your favorite toppings.

Notes

Turkey burgers can stick to the grill. To prevent this:

  • Preheat grill for a hot sear.
  • Oil the grates.
  • Don’t move burgers too soon (5-6 minutes).
  • Use a wide spatula to flip.
  • Author: Mekar Official

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 351 kcal
  • Sugar: 8.5 g
  • Sodium: 768.5 mg
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 33.5 g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 29g
  • Cholesterol: 84 mg

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