Juicy Grilled Turkey Burger Recipe That You Must Try!

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Juicy Grilled Turkey Burger Recipe That You Must Try!

Burgers are one of the most leisurely meals to prepare in the little time we have in our busy lives. We all love a good turkey burger at the end of a long day. Using turkey as the main ingredient is a great idea since it is considered as one of the low calorie meals and is rich in Vitamin B12, B6 and B12. Hence, you can enjoy these burgers more often than beef burgers without worrying too much about your diet. These turkey burgers also take less time to fry and grill, making for faster preparation times.

There are a lot of different recipes out there that tell you how to make a turkey burger. However, not all turkey burger recipes are created equally. Some recipes might suggest ingredients that do not give out the best combination of flavors in that specific burger. When mismatched ingredients are used, it can sometimes result in a sub-par experience. 

The perfect match of ingredients is why we are bringing you the only turkey burger recipes you will ever need. Each recipe has a list of ingredients that blend so well together that they make the burger taste much more than just a turkey burger. So, let’s get right into those recipes. 

  • Pan Fried Ground Turkey Burger

The classic turkey burger uses Worcestershire sauce right in the patty to give it a fantastic flavor. The pan-fried juicy patty offers an excellent taste while also being very convenient to make. This turkey burger is the perfect burger to have prepared in under 30 minutes without any runny liquids. It doesn’t use any exotic ingredients; most of the time, you will have all the required items in your kitchen. Speaking of ingredients, here is the full ingredients list, with their required amounts. These are all the items you need to make the perfect turkey burger.

Ingredients

  • One lb. ground turkey
  • One large egg
  • Two cloves of garlic
  • Two tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Two tbsp. parsley
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • One tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Hamburger buns
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Mayonnaise

Directions

The Patty:

  1. Take the egg and beat it with a whisk until it’s frothy and has an even color.
  2. Mince the garlic, chop the parsley, and grind the black pepper. All these will be included in the patties.
  3. Now take a large bowl. Add the ground turkey to it.
  4. Then add the egg Worcestershire sauce and the parsley. Sprinkle the salt and pepper on top.
  5. Now mix all the ingredients until they look relatively even. Separate this mixture into four parts.
  6. Shape these four parts into patties.
  7. Cook these patties over medium flame in heated oil. After cooking them for five minutes on each side, they should be golden brown.
  8. Your ground turkey patties are ready.

The Burger:

  1. Slice the hamburger buns if they aren’t already sliced.
  2. Serve the patties on top of the bun.
  3. Add sliced tomatoes, lettuce, and mayonnaise to the burger.
  4. Your tasty turkey burger is prepared and ready to be eaten.
  • Grilled Ground Turkey Burger

A pan-fried patty might not be a cup of tea for everyone, so we have also included a grilled version of a similar turkey burger. For an exquisite grilled taste, we have added some extra ingredients to the burger, like breadcrumbs, onions, and oregano. These will make sure your grilled patty tastes its absolute best. Now, look at all the ingredients you need to make the best-grilled turkey burger in half an hour. Besides this, a refreshing mocktail can be a classic pairing with turkey burger. 

Ingredients

  • One large egg
  • 2/3 cup soft whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup finely chopped celery
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • One tablespoon of minced fresh parsley
  • One teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • One teaspoon of dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/4 lb. lean ground turkey
  • Six whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Mayonnaise

Directions

The Patty:

  1. Lightly beat the large egg in a small bowl.
  2. Take a large bowl, and add the beaten egg, breadcrumbs, chopped celery and onions, minced parsley, Worcestershire sauce, salt, ground pepper, and other seasonings to it.
  3. Crumble the turkey into the bowl and mix all these seasonings thoroughly with the turkey until even.
  4. After the mixture is evenly mixed, separate it into 6 parts and shape them into patties.
  5. Cook the patties covered for 5-6 minutes covered on a greased grill
  6. Remove the patties from the grill when the temperature reads 165, and the patty juices run dry.

The Burger:

Put the patties in the hamburger buns and put your desired toppings on the patties, like lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and mayonnaise or ketchup.

  • Buffalo Turkey Burger

This turkey burger is slightly spicier, so you can decide how spicy you want it to be. We use celery and blue cheese to turn down the heat from the hot sauce. However, if you want to tame the spices further, you can use lettuce leaves, onions, tomatoes, and mayonnaise. If you wish to grill the patties, include breadcrumbs and egg as a binder to hold the patty together. We have listed all the required ingredients below with exactly how much quantity you will need to prepare this burger.

Ingredients

  • Two tablespoons of Louisiana-style hot sauce, divided
  • Two teaspoons of ground cumin
  • Two teaspoons of chili powder
  • Two garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • One lb. lean ground turkey
  • Four whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • One cup of shredded lettuce
  • Two celery ribs, chopped
  • Two tablespoons of fat-free blue cheese salad dressing

Directions

The Patty:

  1. In a large bowl, combine one tablespoon of hot sauce, cumin, chili powder, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  2. Now, crumble the ground turkey into the bowl. 
  3. Mix everything in the bowl thoroughly until even.
  4. Separate the mixture into four patties, each about half an inch thick.
  5. Cook the patties covered in a non-stick skillet for four to six minutes on each side until the temperature reads 165. 
  6. Now the patties are ready to be served on the burgers.

The Burger:

    1. Take the sliced hamburger buns and put the patties on the lower halves.
    2. Place the desired toppings like lettuce, celery, and blue cheese and 1 tablespoon of hot sauce.
    3. Your drippy buffalo burger is ready.
  • Mushroom Bacon Turkey Burger

Many people love the taste of mushrooms as a topping in their burgers. The main problem with putting mushrooms as toppings is their falling out of the burger. One ingenious method of solving this problem is placing the mushroom pieces directly into the patties. 

Another fantastic addition to this burger is that of turkey bacon, and it adds an explosive taste and an amazing crispy crunch. The crispy mushroom bacon turkey burger only has 389 calories. And with our recipe, you can make a serving of four. Here are all the ingredients you will need to prepare this burger. 

Ingredients

  • Four medium-sized mushrooms
  • Three tablespoons of soft bread crumbs
  • Three tablespoons of barbecue sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • One pound of extra-lean ground turkey
  • Four turkey bacon strips halved
  • Four thin slices of cheddar cheese
  • Four whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • Additional barbecue sauce
  • Dill pickle slices, optional

Directions

The Patty:

  1. Chop the mushrooms into fine pieces.
  2. Take a large bowl
  3. Add the mushroom pieces, breadcrumbs, BBQ sauce, onion and garlic powder, and a quarter teaspoon of the popper to the bowl.
  4. Put the ground turkey into the mix and mix these ingredients until they are even.
  5. Divide the mixture into four patties. Each is half an inch thick.
  6. Grill the covered patties on an oiled grill rack for four to five minutes on each side.

The Bacon:

Grill the turkey bacon strips on each side for two to three minutes until they are completely crisp. 

The Burger:

    1. Top the patties with bacon and cheese.
    2. Grill the patties with bacon and cheese for about thirty seconds until the cheese melts.
    3. Place the patties and bacon in the burger.
    4. Add your toppings like BBQ sauce and pickle slices
  • Asian Turkey Sliders

If you want simple, elegant burgers, the Asian turkey sliders are the ones for you. The use of toppings like sliced cucumbers and shredded carrots gives these sliders a distinct taste compared to the other turkey burger recipes we are discussing. The teriyaki sauce and the Hawaiian sweet rolls take the overall flavor of this burger to greatness.

 With only 433 calories for every two sliders, these are an excellent healthy alternative to any beef burger. We choose to grill the patties and hence use a binder. However, you can also fry these in a pan or cook them in a skillet. This way, you can skip the egg and breadcrumbs. Here are all the ingredients you need to make the perfect Asian turkey slider. 

Ingredients

  • One large egg
  • 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup teriyaki sauce
  • Two garlic cloves, minced
  • Two teaspoons of minced fresh ginger root
  • One teaspoon of sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • One pound of lean ground turkey
  • Eight Hawaiian sweet rolls, split and warmed
  • Optional toppings: sliced cucumber, shredded carrot, and fresh cilantro leaves

Directions

The Patty:

  1. Beat the large egg in a bowl and add the breadcrumbs to it. 
  2. Add the seasonings (teriyaki sauce, minced cloves and ginger root, sesame oil, onion powder, and white pepper) to it.
  3. Now crumble the ground turkey into the large bowl.
  4. Add the egg and breadcrumbs to the large bowl and mix well.
  5. Separate the mixture into eight patties.
  6. Grill the patties on a grill rack over medium heat for three to four minutes on each side

The Burger:

  1. Place the patties in the Hawaiian sweet rolls.
  2. Top the patties off with sliced cucumbers, shredded carrots, and cilantro leaves

The Italian sandwiches are some of the most exotic-looking burgers. We will use crusty Italian bread instead of the usual hamburger bun for our version of the Italian turkey sandwich. However, you can also use the bun if it’s more convenient. Using our recipe, you can make a serving of four within half an hour. Here are all the ingredients you will need to make the perfect turkey Italian sandwich

  • Italian Turkey Sandwiches

The Italian sandwiches are some of the most exotic-looking burgers. We will use crusty Italian bread instead of the usual hamburger bun for our version of the Italian turkey sandwich. However, you can also use the bun if it’s more convenient. Using our recipe, you can make a serving of four within half an hour. Each serving is only 306 calories. Here are all the ingredients you need to make the perfect turkey Italian sandwich.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup canned crushed tomatoes
  • Two tablespoons of grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • One pound of ground turkey
  • Eight slices of Italian bread, toasted
  • ½ cup meatless spaghetti sauce, warmed
  • ½ cup chopped onions

Directions

The Patty:

  1. Take the canned tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, dried oregano salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Crumble the ground turkey into the bowl.
  3. Mix all the seasonings well with the ground turkey.
  4. Divide the mix into four oval-shaped patties.
  5. Grill these patties on an oiled rack covered for six to eight inches until the juices run clear.

The Burger:

  1. Take the patties and put them over four slices of toasted Italian bread.
  2. Place the desired toppings like spaghetti sauce and chopped onions
  3. Your Italian turkey sandwiches are ready.
  • Loaded Turkey Sliders

Even though the loaded turkey sliders are smaller, they make up for it with their exploding flavors. You can fill such sliders with red onions, green onions, chopped onions, or can add your favorite vegetables as vegetables and fruits are a good source of fiber and improves your gut health. In addition, you can customize these sliders with hot sauce if you want a spicier taste to go with the explosion of flavors. 

Or you can tame the flavors using celery and cucumbers. The customizability of these sliders is what makes them so great. Our loaded turkey sliders have 307 calories. Here is the complete list of all the ingredients you need to make the perfect loaded turkey slider.

Ingredients

  • One package (20 ounces) of lean ground turkey
  • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion
  • Two green onions, thinly sliced
  • One large egg
  • Two teaspoons of hamburger seasoning
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Six slices of Muenster cheese halved
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 12 potato dinner rolls, split
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced

Directions

The Patty:

  1. Take a large bowl
  2. Add red onions, green onions, beaten egg, hamburger seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, and cumin.
  3. Put the ground turkey in the bowl and mix well.
  4. Divide the mixture into 12 equal parts.
  5. Shape those parts into half-inch thick patties.
  6. Grill the patties over medium heat for three to four minutes on each side.

The Burger:

  1. Take the patties and put them in sliced potato rolls.
  2. Add the shredded lettuce, sliced red onions, muenster cheese, and mustard to the sliders.
  3. Your loaded turkey sliders are ready.
  • Peach Mayo Turkey Burgers

Peach mayo turkey burgers are the most different kind of burger on our list. On the one hand, the regular seasonings go amazingly well with the ground turkey used in the patty. On the other hand, the peach and garlic in the burger and the peach mayo dressing take this burger over the taste. Thanks to the sweet turkey peach mix, it will be a different kind of experience. Here are all the ingredients you need to make this fruity peach mayo turkey burger. 

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil
  • Two small peaches, peeled and chopped
  • ½ teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
  • Four teaspoons of reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce, divided
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • Six multigrain hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • Optional toppings: lettuce leaves and slices of peaches, red onion, and tomatoes

Directions

The Patty:

  1. Heat oil over medium heat in a skillet.
  2. Add the peaches and ginger to the oil.
  3. Cook and stir until the peaches are tender.
  4. Add in and stir one tablespoon of teriyaki sauce and cook for one more minute
  5. Take the mixture out to a bowl and let it cool for a while
  6. Take another large bowl and add the ground turkey, onions, pepper, salt, and remaining teriyaki sauce. 
  7. Mix these items together and divide into six half-inch thick patties.
  8. Grill the patties covered over medium heat on an oiled grill for five to 6 minutes.

The Burger:

  1. Place the patties into the toasted burger buns and top the patties off with the peach and ginger mix.
  2. Add in the mayo, and your Peach turkey burger is complete
  • Sweet Potato Turkey Sliders

Sweet potato turkey sliders might not be what you think. Instead of using a bun for the burger, we use slices of roasted sweet potatoes to hold the burger together. With our recipe, you can make 10 servings in only 45 minutes. Here are all the ingredients you’ll need to make the sweet potato turkey slider

Ingredients

  • Four applewood-smoked bacon strips, finely chopped
  • One pound of ground turkey
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Two large eggs
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Four tablespoons of chopped fresh cilantro
  • One teaspoon of dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • One tablespoon of soy sauce
  • Two large sweet potatoes
  • Shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • Honey Dijon mustard

Directions

The Patty:

  1. Take a large skillet and cook bacon in it over medium heat until it’s crisp.
  2. Drain the bacon on paper towels.
  3. Keep two tablespoons of the drippings and discard the rest.
  4. Combine bacon with ground turkey breadcrumbs, two large beaten eggs, parmesan cheese, chopped cilantro, dried basil, ground cumin, and soy sauce, and mix them well.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for thirty minutes
  6. Heat skillet with reserved drippings over medium-high heat.
  7. Shape turkey mixture into slider-sized patties.
  8. Cook patties in batches, 3-4 minutes on each side, taking care not to crowd the skillet.
  9. Add a pinch of shredded cheddar after flipping each patty the first time. 
  10. Cook until the juices run clear.

The Buns:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. 
  2. Cut 20 slices of sweet potatoes. Each is about half an inch thick.
  3. Put the slices on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake until the potatoes are tender but not mushy. Usually, it takes around 30 minutes. 
  5. Remove the slices and cool on a wire rack.

The Burger:

  1. Place each patty on a slice of baked sweet potato. 
  2. Dab with honey Dijon mustard.
  3. Cover with another slice of sweet potato and pierce with a toothpick.
  • Barbecued Basil Turkey Burgers

Sweet potato turkey sliders might not be what you think. Instead of using a bun for the burger, we use slices of roasted sweet potatoes to hold the burger together. There’s also nothing missing in the patty, which makes this the perfect slider for any meal. With our recipe, you can make 10 servings in only 45 minutes. Here are all the ingredients you’ll need to make the sweet potato turkey slider

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • Three tablespoons of mesquite smoke-flavored barbecue sauce
  • Two tablespoons of quick-cooking oats or oat bran
  • One garlic clove, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • One pound of lean ground turkey
  • Four whole wheat or multigrain hamburger buns, split
  • Optional toppings: sliced provolone cheese, red onion slices, sliced tomato, fresh basil leaves, and additional barbecue sauce

Directions

The Patty:

  1. Take a large bowl and add basil, BBQ sauce, oats, garlic salt, garlic, and pepper.
  2. Break down the ground turkey into the bowl and mix well.
  3. Divide into four parts and shape into half-inch thick patties.
  4. Lightly grease a grill rack. 
  5. Grill the patties for five to seven minutes on medium heat.

The Buns:

Grill the bun slices for 30 to 60 seconds or until they are toasted on the grill rack.

The Burger:

  1. Serve the patties inside the buns.Use toppings like sliced provolone cheese, red onion slices, tomatoes, basil leaves, and BBQ sauce.

 

  1. Your basil turkey burger is complete.
  • Jalapeno-Swiss Turkey Burgers

Jalapeno-Swiss Turkey Burgers have juicy, tender patties on whole wheat buns making a wholesome, satisfying, and unique sandwich. These easy turkey burgers are extra juicy and loaded with flavor. 

The ingredient that gives this burger its uniqueness is spicy jalapenos that give it just the right level of heat, which makes it stand out from all other ingredients, but feel free to adjust the amount to amp it up or tone it down. From the provided ingredients, you can make 4 servings. Following is the list of ingredients required to make this burger.

Ingredients

  • One pound of ground turkey
  • One small onion, finely chopped
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • Eight slices of Swiss cheese
  • One jalapeno pepper, sliced
  • Four pretzel hamburger buns, split and toasted

Directions

The Patty:

  1. Combine turkey with onion and mix thoroughly in a small bowl.
  2. Preheat the grill and grease it with a little bit of butter. 
  3. Make four good ½-in-thick patties and season them with salt and pepper.
  4. Seasoning the patties before grilling them is an essential part of grilling as it will enhance the flavor and bring it to the next level.
  5. Now place two patties on the grill and close it for four to six minutes on each side until juices start running.
  6. Using a thermometer, check the internal temperature of the patties to make sure it reads 165° and that they are cooked through.
  7. Top each burger with one slice of cheese, jalapeno slices, and the second slice of cheese. Grill or broil for one to two minutes to melt the cheese.

The Burger:

  1. Place two pieces of a buttered bun on the grill until it comes to a crisp.
  2. Place mayo and mustard on the bottom bun and place the patty on it.
  3. Enjoy the burger with the toppings of your choice.

FAQs About Turkey Burger Recipe: 

  • Why do my patties fall apart when grilling?

When grilling turkey patties, it is important to use a binding agent; most people use beaten eggs and breadcrumbs as a binder. If your patties are falling apart, it is very likely that you forgot to add a binder to your patty.

  • How can I make my turkey burger taste better?

Ground turkey is the basic ingredient for all turkey burgers. However, it can’t provide all the taste required to call it a good burger. Use seasonings like salt, pepper, garlic, BBQ sauce, or soy sauce to make the patty taste livelier. Use different toppings like mayo, onions, basil, celery, or tomatoes to bring the burger to life.

Conclusion: Juicy Grilled Turkey Burger Recipe That Are Worth Trying 

In order to have a great burger, we need to know what ingredients go together and harmonize with each other so that the person eating can have a mesmerizing experience that takes him to a place one could dream of. Turkey burgers are generally a lot lower in calories and fat compared to their beef counterparts. This makes them healthier for you to enjoy. 

Each of the healthy turkey burgers we listed has a different flavor and its own twist that makes it special. If you’re looking to make a turkey burger, choose any one of these depending on your preferred ingredients, and we are sure you and your friends and family would love them.

 

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