Honey-Mustard Turkey Burgers

Honey-Mustard Turkey Burgers

8 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine October 1998

Burgers made with ground turkey are a lean alternative to beef burgers, providing you choose turkey ground from the breast. Regular ground turkey, which is a mixture of light and dark meat and some skin, contains almost as much fat as lean ground beef. A honey-mustard mixture keeps these low-fat patties moist and succulent.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1/4 cup coarse-grained mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger rolls, split and toasted
  • Lettuce, tomato slices and red onion slices, for garnish


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  1. Prepare a grill.
  2. Whisk mustard and honey in a small bowl until smooth.
  3. Combine turkey, 3 tablespoons of the mustard mixture, salt and pepper in a bowl; mix well. Form into four 1-inch-thick burgers.
  4. Lightly brush the burgers on both sides with oil. Grill until no pink remains in center, 5 to 7 minutes per side. Brush the burgers with the remaining mustard mixture. Serve on rolls with lettuce, tomato and onion slices.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 317 calories; 11 g fat(3 g sat); 3 g fiber; 31 g carbohydrates; 26 g protein; 13 mcg folate; 65 mg cholesterol; 12 g sugars; 12 g added sugars; 1 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 47 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 645 mg sodium; 387 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 starch, 4 lean meat

Reviews 8

January 17, 2016
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By: EatingWell User
The best turkey burger I have found and easy to make too This recipe has quickly become a regular on my dinner list. I omit the salt (and don't miss it at all), and just mix all the honey mustard into the meat instead of glazing some on the outside...just for simplicity's sake. I did glaze it the first time or two, but it's just as good mixed in. It is sweet - so it doesn't necessarily fit the savory hamburger craving...but it stands its own and is a frequent request in my house. I like to make extra and freeze them for later too. Make sure you get the very lean meat as stated...I used I think 93% once and they fell apart a lot easier (and less healthy too). The 99% lean works and tastes best in my experience. Pros: healthy, easy, delicious, quick
October 08, 2012
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By: Betr2
lazy gourmet burgers yum Gourmet burgers with less drama than normal paddies. They are not only quick and simple to make, they stay together when cooked and taste wonderful. These will be regular at our house from now on (either as burger paddies or as rissoles with vegies). Pros: easy, tasty, quick AND healthy
October 07, 2010
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By: majstikleo
Wow unexpectedly delish, very few ingredients great flavor, I made them on the stove and thought they were excellent. Only thing I did is sprinkled a little extra pepper on the outside. Yum will be making again.
September 14, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Quick and effortless and easy to spice up. Perfect for a busy weeknight. I'm in college and these went together and were on the table in under half an hour, which is great for my roommates and me. We will make these again, and maybe add something to them for just a little bit more flavor. -Sarah in Springfield
May 18, 2010
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By: sjeter77
These were so delicious! Perfect recipe. The only things I changed was that I mixed all of the mustard mixture in the turkey, except for 4 tablespoons, which I brushed over the burgers....and I also used multi-grain english muffins instead of hamburger rolls. Fabulous!! Will be making quite a bit. Thanks!
May 02, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Sounds good. Can't wait to try it. I already have all the ingredients. We are always looking for a new burger to try. Margie in Columbus, Ohio
April 07, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
These were really amazing! Especially because there were done so quickly, it is a great weeknight meal with a lot of flavor. It was fantastic!
February 24, 2010
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By: SandyRH
These were really yummy. I added some poultry seasoning, garlic power and extra pepper. I also added green onions to the turkey. I served them with sweet potato "fries". My husband asked me if it was really turkey.