Turkey Burgers

Made right turkey burgers can be wonderful burgers, moist and tender, full of flavor, and just as good as any beef burger. To make a good turkey burger, you need to be able to add moisture and flavor without overpowering the turkey.

This healthy turkey burger recipe is a nice alternative and has fewer calories than regular beef burgers without skimping on the flavor.

This recipe keeps the burgers nice and moist by adding onion and garlic along with a little bit of Worcestershire and BBQ sauce. Adding the sauces helps to hold the burgers together and keeps the turkey from drying out. If you’re looking for a delicious burger with a lighter flavor profile give these burgers a try.

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A couple of dishes we like to serve with these burgers are Grilled Green Beans with Goat Cheese and Strawberry Shortcake.

Turkey Burger

Turkey Burgers

5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 4 burgers


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp BBQ sauce


  • Start by finely mincing the onion and garlic. In a large bowl mix the onion, garlic, salt, pepper, Worcestershire and BBQ sauces together with the ground turkey. Make sure to get everything mixed together to distribute the flavors.
  • Using your hands, form four or five patties about an inch thick.   
  • Grill the burgers on a medium-high grill for six to seven minutes a side. With ground turkey, you want to make sure the burgers are cooked all the way through, but not so long they become hockey pucks.
  • Once the burgers have finished cooking, serve them with your favorite burger toppings.
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Nutrition Facts
Turkey Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 768mg 32%
Potassium 402mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 3g
Protein 27g 54%
Vitamin A 0.9%
Vitamin C 2.1%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 6.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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