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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Turkey Burgers

Submitted by: Hannah

Ahhh, it's finally summer and that makes me want burgers!!! Turkey burgers can get a bad rap for being dry or lacking in flavor, hopefully this recipe will change your mind if you are not a fan (yet). Adding sauteed vegetables to these helps keep the burgers moist and delicious. My husband who is a big hamburger fan (not usually turkey) even enjoys these.


1 1/4 lbs ground turkey (you can use the 99% lean but I prefer the 93% because they are juicier and have more flavor)

1 small onion diced finely

10 oz of mushrooms diced finely (now I have used up to a 16 oz package of mushrooms but you don't need that many but I am a big fan so I choose more sometimes)

2-3 tsps of dijon mustard

1 1/2 teaspoons Montreal Steak Seasoning by McCormick (you can use salt and pepper if you don't have this but it is a great spice for many things so I love having it on hand)

5-6 dashes worcestershire sauce

1 slice of swiss cheese for each burger (I had cheddar this time but swiss is my favorite)


Saute the chopped mushrooms and onions in a saute pan with 1-2 tsps of oil on medium heat. When they have completely cooked, it may take 5-7 minutes remove them from the heat. In a mixing bowl put in ground turkey, dijon mustard, Montreal Steak Seasoning, worcestershire sauce and the cooled vegetables.

Mix the ingredients thoroughly w/o overmixing. The mixture may be a bit loose and that is okay but if you are concerned they will fall apart you can add a bit of bread crumbs. I usually don't find that step necessary though.

On medium to medium high heat you can cook these in a skillet or grill pan with a small amount of oil. If I'm using a nonstick surface I usually just use nonstick spray. Since it is a poultry burger it is important to cook these completely through. I find it takes about 3 minutes per side but I make the 1 1/4 pounds stretch to make 6-8 burgers so they are on the smaller side. After your burgers have cooked on the first side when you flip them then you can add the cheese. I often add a tin foil tent over the top of the pan at that point to help the cheese melt faster. When they are done serve them on a bun and enjoy them with your favorite toppings. Some of my favorite toppings are: lettuce, tomato, pickles, bacon or avocado.

*When I have fresh rosemary in the summer I sometimes add 1 tsp of that chopped into the burger mixture.


  1. I'm passing this recipe off to my husband to try. He loves grilling burgers, but is intimidated by using ground turkey!

  2. Thanks for checking out our blog Lara! You could easily make these with hamburger instead. I use turkey because sometimes I just want to change it up a bit and I really like it.