Grilled Turkey Burgers

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With only 5 ingredients, you can throw these flavorful and juicy turkey burgers together in minutes.

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Most turkey burgers are dry and tasteless and leave you yearning for the real deal. Not these! I’ve added Italian turkey sausage – a trick often used with meatballs – which amps up the flavor and makes them incredibly juicy. The best part is that you can throw them together in a matter of minutes; only five ingredients and no chopping, slicing or dicing required.

What You’ll Need To Make Grilled Turkey Burgers

turkey burger ingredients

Step-by-Step Instructions

Remove the sausage meat from the casings. The best way is to use kitchen shears to cut through the casings and then peel them away from meat.

sausage meat in bowl

Add the ground turkey, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard.

adding ground turkey and seasoningsUse your hand to mix together until well combined.

turkey burger mixture in bowlForm the meat into 8 even patties about ½-inch thick, and place them on a foil-lined baking sheet.

burgers formed on baking sheetClean the grill and preheat to high. To grease the grill, lightly dip a wad of paper towels in vegetable oil and, using tongs, carefully rub over the grates several times until glossy and coated. Place the turkey burgers on the grill and cook for five minutes, covered, until nice grill marks form. Flip and continue to cook, covered, for 3-5 minutes more.

turkey burgers on the grill

Heat the buns on the grill, assemble the burgers, and serve.

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Grilled Turkey Burgers

With only 5 ingredients, you can throw these flavorful and juicy turkey burgers together in minutes.

Servings: 8 burgers
Total Time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.25 pounds Italian turkey sausage (I use Shady Brook Farms hot or sweet varieties)
  • 1.3 pounds 93/7 lean ground turkey (I use Shady Brook Farms; one package equals 1.3 pounds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 8 hamburger buns

Instructions

  1. Remove the sausage meat from the casings. The best way is to use kitchen shears to cut through the casings and then peel them away from meat. Place the sausage meat in a large bowl along with the ground turkey, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard. Use your hand to mix together until well combined. The mixture will seem quite wet; that's okay. Form the meat into 8 even patties about ½-inch thick. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and refrigerate until ready to cook.
  2. Clean the grill and preheat to high. To grease the grill, lightly dip a wad of paper towels in vegetable oil and, using tongs, carefully rub over the grates several times until glossy and coated. Place the turkey burgers on the grill and cook for five minutes, covered, until nice grill marks form. Flip and continue to cook, covered, for 3-5 minutes more, until the burgers are cooked through. Heat the buns on the grill, assemble the burgers, and serve.
  3. Freezer-Friendly Instructions: The uncooked burgers can be frozen for up to three months. (Freeze the burgers on a baking sheet or plate so their shape sets, then transfer them to a sealable plastic bag for easy storage.) Defrost the burgers overnight in the refrigerator prior to serving and then cook as directed.

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Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (8 servings)
  • Serving size: 1 burger
  • Calories: 338
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Saturated fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22
  • Sugar: 3 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 32 g
  • Sodium: 701 mg
  • Cholesterol: 104 mg

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Reviews & Comments

  • My store only has ground turkey sausage that comes in a tube. Do you think that kind might be too wet and mushy and they burgers will fall apart?

    • — Kt on August 30, 2021
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    • That should be fine — enjoy!

      • — Jenn on August 31, 2021
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  • Made these last night Jenn. We opted to make sliders. The family LOVED them. So ez, and the sausage definitely worked well. Thanks again for another great recipe. Vinny

    • — Vincent M Tarantino on May 25, 2021
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  • These were delicious! Easy peasy and the whole family enjoyed them. I served the burgers with the caramelized bell peppers and onions you recommended. Thank you!

    • — Kristyn on April 24, 2021
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  • I was reading this recipe but had ingredients in mind for a Greek turkey burger so I used a different recipe but still 93% ground turkey. Oiled the grill and it was such a disaster with the burgers falling apart. Are binders not needed? The other recipe used Mayo as a binder and I still had the issue of falling apart. Now I’m scared to grill turkey burgers lol

    • — Amber on April 13, 2021
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    • Hi Amber, I understand if your gun shy after using another recipe where the burgers fell apart. There aren’t any traditional binders in these burgers but I’ve made them many times on the grill and they really don’t fall apart. Hope you have luck with them if you make them!

      • — Jenn on April 15, 2021
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    • I used a similar recipe w Mayo-the family wasn’t impressed. I’m kicking myself for not coming straight to Jenn’s website-there’s never a question of if it will turn out. Her recipes are always on point and delicious. Can’t wait for the next cookbook to come-already preordered!!!

      • — Karen, Naples FL on June 11, 2021
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  • These are so delicious grilled. We added mozzarella cheese slice and topped with bruschetta topping and drizzle of reduced balsamic vinegar. Thanks for the recipe.

    • — Kathy on April 8, 2021
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  • Can I use ground chicken instead of ground turkey?

    • — Susan on April 7, 2021
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    • Hi Susan, I never made these with chicken, but I think it would work. Please LMK how they turn out!

      • — Jenn on April 8, 2021
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    • I tried this with ground chicken in place of turkey and followed the recipe as written. It was delicious! Juicy and flavorable!

      • — Susan on April 9, 2021
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