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Grilled Turkey Burgers Recipe

Grilled Turkey Burgers Recipe

Orange marmalade gives a citrus twist to moist burger. Ground turkey offers a nice change from the usual hamburger patty.—Patty Kile, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:5 servings


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2/3 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 5 hamburger buns, split
  • 5 slices Swiss cheese (1/2 ounce each)
  • 5 onion slices
  • 5 tomato slices
  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into five 1/2-in.-thick patties.
  • 2. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill burgers, uncovered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 8-10 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear, basting occasionally with marmalade.
  • 3. Grill buns, cut side down, for 2-4 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve burgers on buns with cheese, onion, tomato and lettuce. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 415 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 124mg cholesterol, 743mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Reviews for Grilled Turkey Burgers

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vmjones User ID: 8876114 249174
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2016

"This turkey burger is the best burger I've ever eaten. Forget the traditional hamburger. This burger tops any restaurant style burger any day of the week."

rinad8244 User ID: 1287473 44250
Reviewed Apr. 15, 2013

"We have these burgers about once a month, always great reviews from everyone (even the kids and die hard beef lovers). I substitute out the Swiss for provolone, and husband makes a fantastic aioli sauce to go over them as well, adding another layer of flavor."

tararchy User ID: 2597642 43329
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2010

"My favorite ground turkey recipe."

stephnolan User ID: 1648695 36491
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2009

"These are awesome! My family loves them. I use Italian style breadcrumbs for more flavor."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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