Table of Contents
  1. Why use ground turkey instead of beef?
  2. The ingredients in these turkey burgers
  3. Watch how to make these easy turkey burgers
  4. Easy Turkey Burgers Recipe

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.

Top down view of turkey burger sitting on bun with slice of lettuce all on white countertop with glass bowl filled with white colored sauce

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.
Hand holding spoon spreading taupe colored sauce on top of turkey burger with slice of lettuce on top of brioche bun all on white countertop

Watch how to make these easy turkey burgers

Turkey burger with slice of lettuce sitting in brioche bun all on wood board on white countertop

Easy Turkey Burgers

4.46 from 11 votes
Author: Kaleb
Why always settle for the same old beef burger? These easy turkey burgers are a lighter, more cost-effective option that will switch up your routine. Pair them with a homemade sauce made from ketchup, relish, and mayonnaise, and you'll have a delicious dinner!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 8 burgers

Ingredients

  • 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

For the sauce

Instructions
 

  • 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

Nutrition

Serving: 1burger (no bun)Calories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 3.9gProtein: 24.1gFat: 19.4gSaturated Fat: 4.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6.8gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 128.6mgSodium: 672.7mgPotassium: 330.3mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 2.4gVitamin A: 59.6IUVitamin C: 1.2mgCalcium: 37.3mgIron: 1.7mg
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Difficulty Easy
Method Cooking

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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This was EXCELLENT!! My son said that if all turkey burgers tasted like this, he would eat them more often – definitely a keeper. Lol. I served them with chipotle Mayo, Bibb lettuce, tomato, Pepperjack cheese, and guacamole on a brioche bun. Yummmmm!!!!! One tip: the oil kind of spattered and was a bit Smokey, so next time I think we’re going to pan fry it in a cast iron skillet outside. Thank you, Caleb!

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve tried many turkey burger recipes and this is the best. We grilled them and they turned out moist and flavorful. The sauce was delicious as well. I had a friend over for dinner; she raved about the recipe and left after an introduction to Wyse Guide. Thank you!

  3. 5 stars
    Delicious burgers! Once the ingredients were combined it was a very tender filling. I cooked mine in a cast iron skillet on the grill, otherwise I think it would have fallen apart. Built my burger with avacado, onion, hamburger dills, and a little mustard. It was an incredible burger.