Easy Grilled Turkey Burgers


A few key ingredients transform this simple burger into something truly juicy and delicious.

Grilled Turkey Burgers
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Active Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 1 pound 93%-lean ground turkey

  • 1 small onion, grated

  • 2 tablespoons ketchup

  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • ½ cup fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs

  • 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted

  • Lettuce, sliced red onion & tomato for serving


  1. Combine turkey, grated onion, ketchup, Worcestershire, dry mustard, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add breadcrumbs and mix with your hands until just combined. Divide the mixture into 4 burgers, 1/2 inch thick. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes or up to 8 hours.

  2. Meanwhile, preheat grill to medium-high.

  3. Oil the grill rack. Grill the burgers, flipping once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 165°F, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a clean plate and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve on buns with lettuce, red onion and tomato, if desired.

To make ahead:

Refrigerate burgers (Step 1) for up to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

324 Calories
12g Fat
30g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 burger
Calories 324
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 26g 52%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 599mg 26%
Potassium 466mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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