Turkey Burger Recipe


This recipe is minimal on purpose, toppings don't matter if the burger isn't good! Turkey burgers are absolutely delicious with...

Turkey burgers are often thought of as the healthier alternative to a regular beef burger, but rarely thought of as an equally delicious alternative...we here at Food Fanatic would like to change that!

This turkey burger recipe is intentionally basic to give you a delicious foundation for whatever toppings you crave, because if the burger itself isn't good, the toppings aren't going to save it from disappointment, no matter what they are.

Ground turkey can dry out - to prevent that, we used a mixture of dark meat and light meat and added a twist - shallots cooked quickly with soy sauce to add both a deeper flavor and some additional moisture. This finished turkey burger recipe is juicy and has a crave-worthy flavor even without all the delicious burger extras you can pile on top!

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Turkey Burger Recipe

    2 Servings


  • 1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 1 shallots Shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 12 ounces Ground Turkey, combination of dark and light meat
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper



1. Melt butter in a small pan over medium heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring occasionally to prevent browning and burning, until shallots are soft and translucent, three to four minutes. Add soy sauce and cook until most of the liquid evaporates. Remove from heat to a small bowl and let cool for approximately 15 minutes.

2. Mix ground turkey, pepper and shallot mixture and combine thoroughly but gently. Form two equal sized patties, an press down to create a shallow indentation in the center of each patty. This will prevent the burgers from puffing and rounding in the middle during cooking.

3. Cook burgers over medium heat on a grill or in a grill pan, six to eight minutes per side, until cooked through. Remove from heat and let rest for one to two minutes before serving with your favorite burger toppings.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 6 oz. burgers
Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 140
Calories 310

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g
  Saturated Fat 4g
Sodium 615mg
Total Carbohydrate 1g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 25g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.