The Ultimate Classic Turkey Burger Recipe

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The BEST Grilled Turkey Burger Recipe you’ll ever make. These easy ground turkey burgers are tender and juicy with a surprise ingredient to keep the them from drying out. They’re quick and simple to make, loaded with flavor and guaranteed to be a family favorite all summer!

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Best Turkey Burger Recipe

Are you sad?

I’m sad. Today is the last day of Burger Week. I hope you’ve enjoyed all the recipes thus far, I know I’ve had fun making them and then of course eating them! That’s a no brainer. haha

Have you made any of them yet? Or do you have plans to make them? If so, which one?

At our house, I’ll probably make the Keto Bacon Cheeseburgers again and todays Turkey Burgers! Did you notice that all of the burgers this week didn’t even use ground beef!! Honestly, I didn’t notice until I just wrote it. haha. But it’s true. Mondays recipe was with Salmon, Wednesdays was ground Bison and today is Turkey. Just trying to keep things interesting and broaden your Hamburger Recipe horizons. wink wink.

a single classic turkey burger with topping

Are ground turkey burgers healthier than beef?

Ground Turkey burgers are much leaner than ground beef hamburgers. However, just like the bison because they are leaner they can be dry unless you “dress them up” with some good ingredients. One of the ways to keep moisture in the burger while it cooks is to add ingredients like onions or garlic, both of this ingredients “sweat” when they are cooked and keep the burger moist. Another trick is to add in breadcrumbs or almond flour if you’re gluten free, it keeps the juices in the burger while it cooks on the grill instead of dripping off.

How to make Turkey Burgers?

  1. In a large bowl add ground turkey, almond flour, dried parsley, red onion, garlic and black pepper.
  2. Using your hands, mix everything together. Form into 6-8 patties.
  3. Season patties with salt.

How to cook Turkey Burger on the grill?

  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat, approximately 375-400 degrees F.
  2. Clean grill grates with grill brush and rub grill grates with oil soaked rag.
  3. Place turkey burgers on the grill and grill each side for 4-6 minutes. Remove from grill and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

raw turkey burger patties

grilled turkey burgers on a baking sheet with all the burger fixings

What temperature is a Turkey Burger done?

Turkey Burgers fit in the poultry category and therefore need to be fulled cooked when eaten. You cannot eat a turkey burger medium rare. Turkey Burgers are done when the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

I’ve made a couple different kinds of turkey burgers in the past, but usually I add a lot of flavor to the ground meat before they get on the grill. I think what I like about today’s healthy turkey burger recipe is it’s just the basics. Using simple ingredients and cooking it right ensures that the burger comes out perfect every time. 

single ultimate classic turkey burger with burger toppings

These turkey burgers are flavorful and juicy with a nice char on the outside to give you some added crunch. You’ll love them!

Hands down a must make this summer! So fire up that grill and start knocking out all those burger recipes I just gave you! No excuses!

Bon Appetit friends!

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a single classic turkey burger with topping

The Ultimate Classic Turkey Burger Recipe

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 burgers 1x
  • Category: Grilling, Turkey, 30 Minute Meal, Sandwich
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American

Description

The BEST Grilled Turkey Burger Recipe you’ll ever make. These easy ground turkey burgers are tender and juicy. They’re quick, simple to make,  flavorful and guaranteed to be a family summer favorite.


Scale

Ingredients

Turkey Burger

  • 2 lbs. ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/3 cup finely diced red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Burger Fixings

  • 68 buns, optional toasted
  • 12 leaves of lettuce
  • 68 thick slices of vine ripe tomatoes
  • 68 slices of red onion
  • pickles
  • condiments: ketchup, mustard, mayo, etc.

Instructions

Turkey Burgers

  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat, approximately 375-400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl add ground turkey, almond flour, dried parsley, red onion, garlic and black pepper.
  3. Using your hands, mix everything together. Form into 6-8 patties.
  4. Season patties with salt.
  5. Place burgers on grill and grill each side for 4-6 minutes. Burgers are done when internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. (poultry should never be served under this)

Assemble Burgers:

  1. Place sliced buns on the grill and lightly toast until warm and slightly charred.
  2. To the bottom bun add condiments, then place the turkey burger next, top with burger fixings and then the top bun.
  3. Serve!


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 burger
  • Calories: 356
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 384 mg
  • Fat: 20 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 36 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 25 g
  • Cholesterol: 95 mg

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