Lemon Turkey Burgers Recipe
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Lemon Turkey Burgers Recipe

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My mom used to cook these juicy burgers in butter or a little bacon fat. I do all of my sauteing in olive oil or nonstick cooking spray, yet my turkey burgers taste just as delicious as Mom's.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 whole wheat sandwich rolls, split
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • 6 thin tomato slices

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 268 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 680mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first nine ingredients. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into six patties.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, cook patties in oil in two batches over medium heat until a meat thermometer reaches 165° and juices run clear. Serve on rolls with lettuce and tomato. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Turkey Burgers in Light & Tasty June/July 2003, p29

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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

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grandmascooking22 User ID: 5357761 242205
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2016

"What a light refreshing burger. I agree to fry in butter. SO good!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 54890
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

"These are packed with flavor! I don't know how you can get 6 servings out of this recipe, though! 4 maybe!

~ Theresa"

joedebfry User ID: 265172 68990
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2010

"I've made these burgers several times. I omit the egg; they stick together just fine without it. I make just 4 burgers from a pound of ground turkey."

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