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Juicy Turkey Burgers Recipe

Juicy Turkey Burgers Recipe

My husband enjoys these grilled turkey burgers with their herb flavor and garden-fresh garnish. They make an ideal summer sandwich or in-hand meal for when we're on the run. —Trina Hopsecger, Elkhart, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 medium apple, peeled and finely shredded
  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 6 tomato slices


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into six 1/2-in.-thick patties.
  • 2. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Prepare grill for indirect heat using a grill pan.
  • 3. Place burgers over drip pan and grill, covered, over indirect medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve on buns with lettuce and tomato. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 265 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 663mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.

Reviews for Juicy Turkey Burgers

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MichaelVyskocil User ID: 7169821 78616
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2013

"These were a great take on the traditional beef burgers. If you'd like to really spice these up, you could add some Jamaican jerk seasoning or, for a Maryland touch, some Chesapeake Bay seasoning to the ground turkey mixture."

chin-chilla User ID: 2872569 97208
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

"Really enjoyed the flavor of these burgers. I didn't think the family would care for the apple but they loved it!"

Summy User ID: 1386846 86980
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2012

"I am going to make this recipe. It sounds delicious. I think, after reading the reviews, I will mix everything up, and let it sit in the refrigerator for an hour or two. I think letting it sit will draw out more flavor from the seasonings."

mother of 3 User ID: 1726536 30436
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2012

"My hubby said, "This is actually good!" after claiming he didn't like turkey burgers upon seeing them in the pan. I substituted onion & garlic powder, omitted the apple, brown rice, thyme, buns, lettuce & tomato, but increased the sage. I crushed whole allspice, sprinkling it in the bowl. I cooked them in a frying pan on the stove."

MY REVIEW User ID: 4441258 86889
Reviewed Jun. 17, 2011

"I was a little leary of cooking it over indirect heat but they came out fine. My husband however vetoed it so probably won't be making it again. He didn't like the flavor. I liked them ok."

bereitbach User ID: 4958434 86888
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2011

"This burger was very good, although I personally thought it needed a little more flavor. I will try adding some additional seasonings next time I make it."

jamesimpala3 User ID: 1436561 72824
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2011

"Very delicious!!"

PatriciaGood User ID: 2053998 86979
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2009

"I fix turkey burgers all the time for family and guests. They taste extra good with dry onion soup mix -mixed in with the turkey-- yummy --Patricia"

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