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A burger is not solely reserved for a diner, just like a burger is not relegated to ground beef. Beef is often the beloved staple component in burgers, but if you have not tried a turkey burger, this may open your mind when thinking about burgers. A good burger should:
- be juicy instead or dry and overcooked.
- have a great flavor with the correct amount of seasoning.
All of this can be achieved with ground turkey!
Why use ground turkey instead of beef?
Let me just preface: when it comes to burgers, beef will never go away or be overshadowed. But ground turkey is leaner than beef with less saturated fat content and a high amount of protein. Some people want to eat less red meat and turkey is a great way to fulfill a burger craving without any red meat.
The ingredients in these turkey burgers
- Ground turkey is the main ingredient in these burgers. Ground turkey is economical and can be kept in the freezer so whenever the craving hits, you have ground turkey ready.
- Eggs act as the glue for the meat and are super essential. Without the correct amount of egg in the mixture, the meat would be too loose and fall apart.
- Scallion adds some fresh onion flavor without the sharpness of the more traditional yellow or white onion.
- Worcestershire sauce will bring a full, rich flavor to the meat without anyone detecting what sauce was added. It’ll be our little secret!
- Garlic powder and onion powder add subtle flavor without any raw flavor. The powder mixes into the meat evenly and easily.
- Salt adds seasoning to the meat and brings out the meat’s natural flavor. Salt just may be the most important seasoning any meat can have.
Watch how to make these easy turkey burgers
Easy Turkey Burgers
- 2 lb ground turkey
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 ½ tbsp neutral oil
- 1 ½ tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 scallion minced
- In a large bowl, combine the turkey, eggs, scallion, Worcestershire sauce, neutral oil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Using hands, combine the mixture well until evenly mixed.2 lb ground turkey, 2 large eggs, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper, 1 ½ tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 2 scallion, 1 ½ tbsp neutral oil
- Portion mixture into 8 even balls. Form each ball into a patty, roughly 4 inches in diameter. The patties can be formed and stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
- In a 12-inch skillet, heat 2 tbsp of high heat oil over medium heat (I use avocado oil). Working in batches, add 4 patties at a time to the hot oil. Cook until well browned on one side, 5 minutes. Flip over and cook until well browned on the opposite side, 5 minutes. Remove from the skillet and finish cooking the remaining patties. Serve with favorite burger toppings.
For the sauce
- Combine the ketchup, mayonnaise, and pickle relish. Stir to combine and serve with the turkey burgers.2 tbsp ketchup, ⅓ cup mayonnaise, 1 ½ tbsp pickle relish