I wanted to make some burgers for my wife (who doesn't eat beef) one day. I came up with this grilled turkey burger recipe on the fly, remembering some items that my father put in his burgers. My wife instantly loved them! I thought it was a fluke but I made them for parties for my wife and everyone else loved them too! Quick and delicious!

Recipe Summary

10 mins
15 mins
30 mins
55 mins
4 burgers


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine turkey, egg, bread crumbs, garlic, onion powder, poultry seasoning, cumin, chili powder, salt, white pepper, and cayenne in a large mixing bowl and mix by hand. Shape into 4 patties. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to absorb all of the flavors.

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

  • Place patties on the preheated grill, close the lid, and let them sit for 6 to 8 minutes. Flip and continue to cook until browned and no longer pink, 7 to 9 minutes more. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of a patty should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Serve on buns immediately.

Cook's Notes:

Preferably use 85/15 ground turkey but 90/10 works too.

There are a couple of important rules here to keep them juicy: Number one, keep the lid closed! Number two, do not press or squeeze the patties! Number 3, flip them only once!

Nutrition Facts

328 calories; protein 28.4g; carbohydrates 25.7g; fat 12.3g; cholesterol 130.1mg; sodium 620.4mg. Full Nutrition