Basil Turkey Burgers Recipe
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Basil Turkey Burgers Recipe

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"These delicious sandwiches are a superb substitute for traditional beef burgers," says Carolyn Bixenmann of Grand Island, Nebraska. "My husband actually prefers these turkey burgers, topped with seasoned mayonnaise."
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup fat-free mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil, divided
  • 1/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 pound lean ground turkey
  • 4 hamburger buns, split
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 1 large tomato, sliced

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 305 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 567mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.


  1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise and 1 tablespoon basil. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  2. In a bowl, combine the milk, onion, bread crumbs, salt, pepper and remaining basil. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  3. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Serve on buns with lettuce, tomato and basil mayonnaise. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Basil Turkey Burgers in Light & Tasty August/September 2002, p16

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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wrenjen523 User ID: 7407554 113006
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2014

"As with the reviewer below, I used dark meat turkey which was moist enough that I didn't need to add the milk. To compensate I added additional bread crumbs. These were delicious. I did not make the basil mayo, not enough basil, and definately recommend finely chopping the onions, so you don't end up with big bites of onion. I grilled these on the panini press rather than broiling (less mess), took 6 minutes."

skschwarz User ID: 1786133 113002
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"I used ground chicken instead of turkey. The ground chicken was moist enough that I would not add the milk next time."

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