Easy Turkey Burgers

I love summer for so many reasons, but burgers are definitely high up on my list! If you feel the same way, get ready to cook because this is the start of our summer burger series! Today we are starting strong with these super easy turkey burgers! These juicy, mouth watering protein-packed burgers are sure to earn a spot at your next cookout.

Not a grill aficionado yet? No need to fear! These burgers can also be pan seared. Want to pair a salad with the upcoming recipes? We have a whole salad recipe series up on the blog too! Head back to and take a peek at some delicious and easy salad recipes including a sweet spinach salad and a mediterranean pasta salad among others. Who knows, you might find a perfect match! Now, let’s get back to burgers! 

This recipe makes approximately 4 delicious burgers!

Ingredients:

1 lb ground turkey

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1/2 tsp Dijon mustard

1 tsp garlic powder

1/8 tsp sage

Salt and pepper to taste

4 hamburger burns

1 tbsp canola oil (if pan frying)

Instructions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground turkey and seasonings. Mix together until well combined.
  2. Shape mixture into 4 patties about 1/2 inch thick and set aside on a parchment-lined plate. TIP: If grilling, freeze the patties for 20 minutes to help them keep their shape and give them a crispier outer edge. If pan frying, skip this step.
  3. For grilling: 

After freezing for 20 minutes, grill burgers for a few minutes on each side until cooked through and internal temperature reaches 165F. If desired, place sliced cheddar on burgers and leave on grill until melted.

For pan frying:

In a large nonstick frying pan, heat the canola oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, cook the patties for about 5 minutes each side and until an internal temperature of 165F is reached. If desired, place sliced cheddar on burgers and cover pan until melted.!

  1. Garnish! Place cooked burgers in buns and get creative. Top with avocado slices, tomato, and other condiments as desired. Bon appétit!

After freezing for 20 minutes, grill burgers for a few minutes on each side until cooked through and internal temperature reaches 165F. If desired, place sliced cheddar on burgers and leave on grill until melted.

For pan frying:

In a large nonstick frying pan, heat the canola oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, cook the patties for about 5 minutes each side and until an internal temperature of 165F is reached. If desired, place sliced cheddar on burgers and cover pan until melted.!

Happy grilling (or pan frying) everyone! I hope you love this recipe as much as my family and I do! I love using turkey because it stays juicy, is packed with protein, and does not feel as heavy as some other classic burgers. Let me know if you give this recipe a try and what your favourite burger is this time of year. Stay tuned for our next burger recipe, get those grills ready!

Written by: Rachel Davidson-Evans, BASc

Reviewed by: Atheana Brown RD

 
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