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Zesty Turkey Burgers

My husband and I were watching our weight last summer and we found that this recipe was really easy to make. And it's delicious! -Louise Gilbert of Quesnel, British Columbia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 hamburger buns, split


  • In a small bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Transfer half of the mixture to a large bowl; stir in oats. Set remaining ketchup mixture aside for basting. Crumble turkey over oat mixture and mix well. Shape into four patties.
  • Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Grill patties, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear, basting occasionally with ketchup mixture. Serve on lettuce-lined buns.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 355 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 746mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch.

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  • tangomango
    Feb 27, 2014


  • LLieb
    Apr 29, 2013

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  • lambiepie711
    Mar 6, 2012

    Delish! I loved them. I was planning to grill them, but the patties seemed so moist that I was afraid to do so. I broiled them instead, and they turned out great!

  • lazyjcafe
    Aug 29, 2011

    I made this exactly as written except I had 20 oz of ground turkey instead of 16. I found the burgers to be very moist and flavorful, but I think the moisture from all the ingredients made the burgers not hold together well. I will make again, but cut back on the wet ingredients a bit. Very delicious burger!

  • sherry_vinigrette
    Jul 27, 2011

    These turkey burgers were sooo good, we just made them for lunch today! Since the turkey I bought was quite lean, we made sure to oil the grill very well and had absolutely no problems with sticking. I also added a teaspoon of salt and upped the red pepper flakes to 1/2 teaspoon plus an additional clove of garlic because we like it spicy. LOVED the grill flavor!

  • AmyES
    Jun 8, 2011

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  • lafleur
    Jun 4, 2011

    The worst recipe I have ever tried from this site. No flavor whatsoever, stuck horribly to the grill. Will never even consider making again,

  • raceywlf
    May 30, 2011

    made these awhile ago, husband doesn'tlike turkey, so I froze what I couldn't eat, using release aluminum foil, loved them, thanks, this is the only turkey burger I ever tried. but I was satisfied, thanks again.

  • lbailla1
    May 9, 2011

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    Aug 4, 2010

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