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Ultimate Juicy Turkey Burgers

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Ultimate Juicy Turkey Burgers

Ultimate Juicy Turkey Burgers

Jessica Braider
These turkey burgers are sweet and juicy, and so quick to make. This recipe can easily be doubled for bigger families or appetites, and the burgers can also be cooked on the grill.
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Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire or hoisin sauce (for a vegetarian and gluten-free option, use 6 drops hot sauce and 1/4 tsp. sugar per each Tbsp. of sauce)
  • 2 Tbp. apricot preserves or jam
  • 1 Tbsp. canola or vegetable oil
  • 4 whole wheat buns (use wheat/gluten-free, if needed) optional
  • 4 leaves iceberg or romaine lettuce
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. ketchup, mustard, or barbecue sauce (use wheat/gluten-free, if needed), for serving (optional)


  • In a large bowl, thoroughly combine the turkey, Worcestershire or hoisin sauce, and apricot preserves or jam.
  • Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat until it is very hot, then add the oil and swirl it around to coat the bottom of the pan.
  • Meanwhile, gently form the turkey mixture into 4 patties, about 1-inch thick, and add them to the skillet. (Alternatively, cook the burgers on a grill over medium heat for 5 - 7 minutes per side.)
  • Brown the patties without moving them for about 4 minutes on the first side. Then flip the patties and cook them for about 4 minutes on the second side. If you find the patties are browning too much on the outside before they are fully cooked on the inside, reduce the heat under the skillet a bit, and cover the pan to cook them through.
  • After they are browned on the second side, reduce the heat to medium-low, partially cover the skillet, and cook them for 8 - 10 more minutes (depending on desired doneness), flipping once.
  • While the burgers are cooking, lightly toast the buns (optional). Serve them immediately, topped with the lettuce, tomato, and condiments of your choice.


Do Ahead or Delegate: Combine ingredients for the burgers, shape them into patties and refrigerate, slice the tomato.
Scramble Flavor Booster: Substitute 1 Tbsp. Jamaican jerk sauce or other spicy sauce for 1 Tbsp. of the Worcestershire or hoisin sauce. Top the burgers with pickles, pickled peppers, spicy barbecue sauce, and/or Cheddar or Pepper Jack cheese.
Tip: Turkey is an excellent source of protein, providing 65% of the RDA in a 4-ounce portion. In addition to protein, turkey contains immune-supportive selenium, niacin, and vitamin B6.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 230, Total Fat: 12g, 18%; Saturated Fat: 3g, 18%; Cholesterol: 70mg, 23%; Sodium: 120mg, 5%; Total Carbohydrate: 10g, 3%; Dietary Fiber: 1g, 4%; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 24g
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Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, All, Dairy-Free, Dinner, Fall, Grilling, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Low Carb, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Lunch, Main Dish, Nut-Free, Sandwiches/Wraps, Spring, Summer, Winter
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