Turkey Burgers

These posts have gotten a little harder to do lately, as we are about to put our house on the market. Unfortunately this has left little time to explore new recipes and/or share with you what we have been cooking/eating.

Friday night was a good night to grill so we decided to do turkey burgers. I have this very simple, very delicious way that I make my turkey burgers so I figured I needed to share it. I do not really measure for this. It’s more like “a little dash of this” and “a few pinches of that”. But honestly, it is really hard to mess this up so don’t stress about exact measurements.

Also, I have gone back and forth between using only ground dark meat turkey, turkey breast, and even mixing them. This weekend what I already had was ground turkey breast. It was so delicious, probably one of the best turkey burgers I have made to date so I am now going to stick with the turkey breast. If you do it right, it is really moist and juicy. But if you use dark meat it will still be delish.

Again, please excuse the approximations here. I was too tired to measure for the purpose of the blog. Next time I make these I will measure and update it here.


1 pound ground turkey breast

1/4 cup of minced yellow onion

1 teaspoon of kosher salt (if you use fine table salt then use less)

A good few dashes of Worcestershire sauce (probably equals a tablespoon or so)

A few shakes of garlic powder

Few grinds of fresh black pepper

Olive oil for brushing on burger

4 Hamburger Buns

Cheddar Cheese (or whichever cheese you prefer)

Toppings (lettuce, tomato, mayo, mustard, ketchup, etc)


Place turkey, onions, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder in a bowl and mix together. Divide into 4 portions and shape into 4 burgers. Use your thumb to press a small divet in the top of each burger. Brush both sides of the burgers with olive oil.

Grill for approx 6 minutes on each side. If you are adding cheese, make sure to do this a few minutes before the burger is done so that you allow time for it to melt. Once it’s done, place it on the bun and add your favorite burger toppings!

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