Turkey Burgers

Highly adaptable, these lean Turkey Burgers take minutes to make, only 15 minutes to cook and make enough to stock your freezer.

Highly adaptable, these lean Turkey Burgers take minutes to make, only 15 minutes to cook and make enough to stock your freezer.

There’s nothing better than an easy recipe that comes together quickly and makes enough to stock the freezer. (Can you tell that I’m doing everything possible to make busy weeknights easier for myself this school year?) This recipe is it.

My mom and I have been eating these Turkey Burgers for years. The recipe can certainly be halved, but honestly, the ease of scaling it is one of the best parts. In just 15 minutes, you can have the turkey burgers made and assembled – enough for a meal to serve immediately with at least a meal leftover to stock in the freezer. Mom used to store them in individual baggies, so that she could pull one out whenever she wanted and cook to order. I freeze in baggies of 3-4, enough for my husband and I for a meal, with a little leftover.


Highly adaptable, these lean Turkey Burgers take minutes to make, only 15 minutes to cook and make enough to stock your freezer.

Serving Suggestions & Deviations:

  • Serve on a toasted English muffin as a sandwich, or on top of a salad for a low-carb lunch.
  • Mom likes to top hers with a little honey mustard salad dressing. I like a little sliced or smashed avocado.
  • Like spicy? I’ve been known to add a hefty pinch of Emeril’s Creole Seasoning to the mixture or on top of the burger patty before cooking for a little extra kick.
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Highly adaptable, these lean Turkey Burgers take minutes to make, only 15 minutes to cook and make enough to stock your freezer.

Turkey Burgers

Highly adaptable, these lean Turkey Burgers take minutes to make, only 15 minutes to cook and make enough to stock your freezer.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 15 4-oz. burgers
Author Liz

Ingredients

  • 1/2 red onion finely chopped
  • 1 bell pepper any color, finely chopped
  • 4 Tbs. minced fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbs. minced fresh thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 3 Tbs. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/4 c. plain breadcrumbs
  • 40 oz. ground turkey
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, using clean hands to gently mix until ingredients are evenly combined.
  2. Shape into 4-oz. patties, indenting the center with your thumb just slightly.
  3. Spray a skillet (preferably non-stick) with cooking spray. When hot, add turkey burgers so that there's an inch or so in between each (you'll probably need to cook in batches). Cook over medium-low heat for 5 minutes. Flip. Cover skillet and cook for another 5-10 minutes, until cooked throughout.
  4. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Freezing Instructions: Uncooked turkey burgers may be frozen in an airtight container of freezer bag to be used later. Simply add a piece of parchment or wax paper in between layers before freezing.

Cooking from Freezer: Turkey burgers can be defrosted and cooked as directed or cooked straight from freezer. To cook frozen burgers, cover immediately. Allow to cook for 10 minutes before flipping, recovering, and cooking until cooked throughout, another 10-15 minutes.

This recipe was adapted from a super old issue of Prevention magazine.

Highly adaptable, these lean Turkey Burgers take minutes to make, only 15 minutes to cook and make enough to stock your freezer.

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