This recipe has wonderful flavor and the water chestnuts give it great texture. My husband loves meat but he'd prefer this over regular hamburgers anyway! Make batches ahead of time and freeze the patties using waxed paper to separate.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
8 mins
total:
23 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Mix ground turkey, onion, water chestnuts, bell pepper, garlic, parsley, soy sauce, water, ginger, salt, and pepper in a bowl; shape into 4 patties.

  • Cook the turkey burgers on the preheated grill until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 4 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

197 calories; protein 22.8g 46% DV; carbohydrates 4.7g 2% DV; fat 9.8g 15% DV; cholesterol 90.1mg 30% DV; sodium 597.5mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2013
As much as I've wanted to be a fan of ground turkey I wasn't...UNTIL I had these burgers. The only thing I did differently was omit the water as it just didn't need it. You get a nice little crunch from the water chestnuts and just a hint of the soy sauce. I dressed the buns with Garlic Aioli from this site and it was the perfect choice. I did use a meat thermometer so they were perfectly cooked and plenty juicy. Next time I'll mix up a double batch and just freeze the patties. This burger ranks right up there with the best I've had in a long time and will be made often. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2019
my turkey burgers kept falling apart. not sure why... Read More
78 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 56
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2013
As much as I've wanted to be a fan of ground turkey I wasn't...UNTIL I had these burgers. The only thing I did differently was omit the water as it just didn't need it. You get a nice little crunch from the water chestnuts and just a hint of the soy sauce. I dressed the buns with Garlic Aioli from this site and it was the perfect choice. I did use a meat thermometer so they were perfectly cooked and plenty juicy. Next time I'll mix up a double batch and just freeze the patties. This burger ranks right up there with the best I've had in a long time and will be made often. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2013
I used dinner rolls and made "sliders" intead of full size burgers. Grilled pineapple on top was very good. Don't get lazy the freah ginger and garlic are worth the effort! I did not add 1 T water Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2013
I've been searching for a turkey burger recipe that I really liked and this is by far the best recipe I've tried. I didn't add water and cooked them on a George Foreman grill and they were great! I also used Gouda cheese and it went well with the burgers. All of the ingredients blend together wonderfully and provides a delicious flavor. I will definitely be making these again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2013
This was pretty darn good! I didn't have fresh ginger only powdered but it was amazing..will do again! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
05/01/2013
The fresh ginger makes a difference (I freeze mine in a bag and just cut off what I need). These are good. I left out the salt. I didn't have water chestnuts but did use the green pepper. I took the advice to use a garlic aioli spread on top- I will use just hot sauce mustard or plain mayo next time. Whole wheat bun went well with it. I sauteed mushrooms and put those on top (delish). Lots of flavor in these burgers so it was nice to add a new recipe to my ground turkey recipes (I eat a lot of ground turkey). Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2013
Made this tonight and they were delicious!! I didn't add the water and they were great...Served with a sauce I made with about 1/2 cup light mayo 1/2 Tbsp. sriracha sauce and juice of a lime all mixed together....LOVED it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2013
I've never made turkey burgers before and never really liked the ones I've had at restaurants but these had a lot of flavor and did not fall apart. My husband loved them. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/03/2016
Delicious and I will be making these again! I skipped the water chestnuts and added a pinch of Cajun seasoning for some flare. The burgers were a little too moist so next I won't add any water. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2013
Our family enjoyed this turkey recipe very much! My husband is not fond of ground turkey but told me he'd love this meal again! I paired it with some fried rice which I made with leftover white rice we had from last night's dinner and it was really delicious! I followed the recipe exactly optioning to not include the green pepper because I already had it in the rice. The patties were very moist which is often one of the problems with ground turkey. It's usually so fat free that it gets dry before it's even completely done. Not this recipe...it was juicy and delicious! This will definitely be added to my dinner recipes and included in our monthly dinner menus. With the fried rice and grilled pineapple rings it was a hit! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2019
my turkey burgers kept falling apart. not sure why... Read More