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Turkey Burger Recipes

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Low Fat Grilled Turkey Burgers

These are our best turkey burger recipes for the grill. We've got gourmet grilled turkey burgers with feta cheese, low fat burgers with turkey, sage, and grated apple. Plus spicy bbq turkey burgers, and a juicy homemade ground turkey patty recipe. Try 'em and tell us what you think at the bottom of this page.

How to Make Turkey Burgers on the Grill

We included this video because we think Bobby's yogurt sauce would go perfect with our Apple Rosemary Low Fat Turkey Burger Recipe featured below.

Grilling Tips for Cooking Turkey Burgers Recipes

Turkey burgers are leaner and lower in calories than other meats, which tends to make them less flavorful. They also have the habit of drying out on the grill and overcooking on the outside while being undercooked on the inside. We're going to change all that. Use these tips for grilling burgers with turkey to take them from tasting flat and boring to fabulous:

1. Preheat grill for medium-heat (350 degrees F). Most recipes recommend medium-high heat or higher but this presents the problem of burning your burgers on the outside while waiting for the inside to cook properly.

They will take a little longer on the grill but using this method can make the difference between burnt and dry or moist and juicy turkey burger recipes.

2. Grill time: 30 - 35 minutes total, flipping once half-way through. Medium done (150 degrees F, slightly pink in the middle), well done (160 degrees F, white all the way through).

3. To solve the leaner means less flavor with turkey burgers problem, add extra ingredients to boost the flavor and moisture. In all our burger recipes with turkey you will notice added ingredients like crushed herbs, bread crumbs, shredded cheese, and grated fruit.

4. Our personal secret to moist, juicy turkey burgers is to place a grill safe bowl filled with 1/2 cup apple cider or juice inside the grill while grilling turkey burgers. Try it! The steam makes your burgers more moist and the apple aroma infuses the burgers with a subtle flavor that compliments turkey perfectly.

Grilled Low Fat Turkey Burgers Recipe

(Makes 4 8oz Turkey Burgers)
Time: Under 1 Hour

  • 1/2 onion, grated

  • 1 green apple, peeled, cored, and grated

  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried sage

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground turkey

  • 4 whole wheat burger buns, split and toasted

  • Directions for Low Fat Turkey Burger Recipe

    1. Preheat the grill as follows:

    Direct heat, medium
    (350 degrees F)

    Direct heat, light ash, grate should be on lowest setting

    Direct heat, light ash, 3 - 4 inches deep, grate should be 2 inches above the fire

    2. Meanwhile in a medium bowl, whisk together the grated onion, apple, garlic, sage, rosemary, salt and pepper. Mix in the turkey burger. With a light touch, form into 4 patties no more than 1 inch thick.

    3. Lightly cut criss-cross marks into one side of your turkey burger patties. Refrigerate them until the grill is ready.

    4. Clean and lightly oil grill grate. Grill, covered, 30 - 35 minutes total, flipping once halfway through.

    Remove your burgers from the grill once they are at your desired level of doneness.

    Allow them to rest a few minutes before serving to let the juices settle.

    5. Serve on toasted whole wheat buns. These low fat turkey burgers taste great topped with romaine lettuce or sweet baby spinach, sweet pickles, and Swiss or crumbled blue cheese!

    Try these with our easy grilled corn salad recipe.

    Grilled Turkey Burgers
    Stuffed with Feta Cheese

    Stuffed with bacon, garlic, oregano, and feta cheese, these burgers are so flavorful you could eat them all by themselves.

    Spicy BBQ Burger with Turkey

    Moist, juicy, and packin' some serioius heat.

    Ground Turkey Burger Recipe

    These come together really easily and they taste so good even picky eaters will be satisfied.

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