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Healthy Turkey Burgers

Healthy Turkey Burger Recipe

This Healthy Turkey Burger Recipe is so easy to make and produces the best ground turkey burgers! These burgers are not only healthy, but they are moist, juicy, and loaded with flavor. The addition of carrots, jalapenos, and onions enhances the turkey flavors and adds extra nutrients. To get a kick of more flavor Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce are included in the recipe too. These are the perfect turkey burgers to make for summertime grilling.

In my opinion, there is almost nothing better than a juicy beef hamburger! Especially in the summertime when it’s right off the grill with some delicious side dishes. It’s a classic delicious meal and pretty hard to beat. However, sometimes it’s nice to change it up, with a ground turkey burger, when they are made right! I love these burgers are lighter than a traditional burger, are healthier, and still taste fantastic.

When I’m making turkey burgers, I really like adding vegetables to the mixture because they make them even healthier and add texture. Turkey tends to be much leaner than ground beef and often can turn out dry and tough. That’s why I think mixing in some moisture from carrots and onions keeps everything delicious. Also, carrots are high in multiple vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin-A, vitamin-K1, vitamin-B6, biotin, and potassium. So, any time you can sneak them into a family dinner is a win!

For an even healthier alternative and meat-free dinner, try out my VEGAN CHICKPEA BURGERS.

Burger Ingredients

  • Large carrot
  • Medium Yellow onion
  • Jalepeno pepper
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • Fine sea salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Smoked paprika
  • Granulated garlic
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Hot sauce
  • Lean ground turkey

Burger Ingredient Notes

Ground turkey tends to be cheaper than ground beef, which is another plus about this recipe. For a good lean brand, I often use Butterball Farm to Table from Target. Any other brand that has either an 85% or 93% lean will work for these.

If you are not a fan of spicy food, the jalepeno can be replaced with green pepper or red pepper. Although the jalapeno doesn’t add too much heat, you may want to replace it just in case.

To make these burgers gluten-free, replace the panko breadcrumbs with gluten-free panko, or ground gluten-free oatmeal.

If you don’t keep smoked paprika around in your pantry, plain paprika will also work in this recipe. I just like the slightly smokey flavor because it makes them taste more like barbeque. You can choose whatever your personal preference!

Recipe Equipment

  • Grater
  • Cutting board
  • Chef’s knife
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spatula
  • Large skillet or outdoor grill

Recipe Notes

  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • After the burgers are cooked, they can be frozen for up to 3 months. Place them in two ziplock freezer bags and seal them tightly without air. Defrost in the fridge for a few hours and warm them in the oven or microwave.
  • The burgers can be meal-prepped at the beginning of the week and make for a great healthy lunch.
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Healthy Turkey Burgers

Alyssa
These Turkey Burgers are a delicious alternative to regular beef burgers! They are juicy and moist, and have lots of flavor from spices and added veggies. They are a perfect healthy summertime meal.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 105 kcal

Equipment

  • Grater
  • Cutting board
  • Chef's knife
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spatula
  • Large skillet or outdoor grill

Ingredients
  

  • ½ Cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 Large Carrot grated
  • ½ Medium Yellow onion chopped
  • ½ Jalepeno pepper chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Fine sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp Ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp Smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp Granulated garlic
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Hot sauce
  • 10 oz Lean ground turkey

Instructions
 

  • Grate the carrot and chop the pepper and onion.
  • Pour the vegetables into a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix thoroughly with your hands or with a spatula.
  • Form the meat mixture into patties.
  • Grill them until the center is no longer pink, or cook them on the stovetop in a large skillet at medium heat for 8 minutes on each side.
  • Serve with whatever toppings you choose, in a bun, wrap, or lettuce.

Notes

  • Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
  • After the burgers are cooked, they can be frozen for up to 3 months. Place them in two ziplock freezer bags and seal them tightly without air. Defrost in the fridge for a few hours and warm them in the oven or microwave.
  • The burgers can be meal-prepped at the beginning of the week and make for a great healthy lunch.
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