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Perfect Juicy Turkey Burgers

Spilling all the details on how to get perfectly juicy turkey burgers! These burgers are never dry, with simple ingredients that allow the natural turkey flavor to shine. So easy to prepare!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 396kcal

Ingredients

Turkey Burger Patties

  • 1 lb ground turkey (450 g; see note 1)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs

Other

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 burger buns
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tomato (sliced)
  • 4 leaves iceberg lettuce

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine the ground turkey, garlic, worcestershire sauce, salt, egg and breadcrumbs.
  • With your hands or a fork, mix until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  • Divide the mixture into four, and take ¼ of the mixture in the palm of your hand.
  • Work it into a 3-4 inch diameter circular patty that is of even thickness across. Do not exceed 1 inch in thickness. Repeat until you have four patties.

To fry

  • Heat olive oil in a 12-inch frying pan over medium heat. Carefully add the patties and cook for 4 minutes per side. If patties start burning, reduce the temperature.
  • Check the internal temperature with a digital thermometer. Patties should reach a temp of 165°F. If they are not quite ready, flip and continue cooking.

To grill (see note 2)

  • Heat grill to 450°F. Grease the grill well with oil.
  • Carefully place the turkey burgers on the grill, and cook for 4 minutes per side. Work carefully as the patties are delicate when raw, but firm up when cooked.
  • Check with to ensure burgers have reached an internal temperature of 155°F.
  • Remove from grill and place on a clean plate. Cover with a bowl to rest for 5 minutes. Carry over cooking should help the burgers reach an internal temp of 165°F.

To serve

  • Assemble the burgers: place the patty on a bun and top with mayonnaise, sliced tomatoes and lettuce leaves, or your favorite burger toppings.

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Notes

1- avoid lean ground turkey or ground turkey breast
2- if cooking on the grill, consider adding an extra ¼ cup breadcrumbs to make them less delicate
Storage
Fridge
  • raw patties may be stored in a covered dish in the fridge for up to 24 hours
  • after cooking, patties may be stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 4 days
  • to reheat, cook in a covered frying pan for 3-4 minutes per side, until heated through
Freezer
  • raw patties may be frozen on a baking dish for 2-3 hours, then transferred to a freezer bag or meal prep container. Separate patties using strips of wax or parchment paper
  • to cook frozen patties, place on a well-oiled grill over medium heat and cook for 20-25 minutes, flipping every 5 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1burger | Calories: 396kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 111mg | Sodium: 752mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 392IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 3mg