May 14, 2023

BBQ Turkey Burgers

The healthiness of turkey burgers versus beef burgers depends on several factors. Generally, turkey burgers have lower fat and calorie content, particularly when using lean ground turkey or turkey breast. This can benefit those seeking to reduce overall calorie and saturated fat intake. Both options offer a good amount of protein, with beef burgers slightly higher, but the difference is not substantial. However, beef burgers contain higher levels of essential nutrients like iron and zinc, crucial for functions such as immune health and metabolism. Taste preferences also influence the choice between turkey and beef burgers, as some prefer the robust flavor of beef while others enjoy the milder taste of turkey. It's important to note that a burger's overall healthiness depends on the complete meal composition, including condiments, toppings, and bun type, as they significantly impact the nutritional profile. While turkey burgers can be a healthier choice in terms of lower fat and calories, considering the meal's overall nutritional value is essential.
 
Prepare yourself for a mouthwatering treat with these delectable Turkey Burgers. They are not only delicious but also incredibly easy to make, making them a strong contender for a family favorite. While we occasionally have beef burgers, the truth is that we have developed a strong preference for Turkey Burgers. Elevating their taste are the grilled onions and jalapeños, which truly enhance the overall experience. Of course, feel free to omit them if you wish. To personalize your burger, add your choice of garnishes, such as sliced cheddar cheese, extra BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, mustard, and more. Choose a light bun, such as a Brioche bun or if looking to reduce calories, these turkey burgers are equally delicious on English muffins. Additionally, you can turn it into a lighter meal by pairing the burgers with a salad or an abundance of roasted veggies. Bid farewell to the days of dry and crumbly turkey burgers, as this recipe ensures irresistibly juicy and flavorful patties. With simple ingredients, these turkey burgers are perfect for weeknights and summer BBQs alike.
 

Ingredients

 1 lb ground turkey meat
 3 tbsp Barbecue sauce, of your choosing
 2 green onions, sliced
 ¼ panko or breadcrumbs (regular or gluten- free)
 ¼ tsp sea salt
 ¼ tsp fresh ground pepper
 sliced onions or shallots and sliced fresh jalapeños, for garnish (optional)
 sliced cheese (optional)
 burger buns (optional)

Directions

1

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and loosely mix together. Divide the mixture and form into 4 patties. If using sliced onions and/or jalapeños nows the time to slice them and lightly drizzle with olive oil.

2

Lightly oil the grill just before cooking. Make sure your grill is nice and hot and place the burger patties onto the grill. Cook for 6 minutes on each side, flipping halfway thru. If using, add your onions and/ or jalapeños to the grill and grill for 3-5 minutes, flipping halfway thru. Turkey burgers need to be cooked well done, to a temperature of 165°. If adding cheese, add your sliced cheese to the burgers during the last minute of cooking. Transfer the burgers to a plate.

3

Build your burgers with the patty, grilled onions and jalapeños, and other desired garnishes.

BBQ Turkey Burgers

BBQ Turkey Burgers

Category, , , DifficultyBeginnerYields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins

Ingredients

 1 lb ground turkey meat
 3 tbsp Barbecue sauce, of your choosing
 2 green onions, sliced
 ¼ panko or breadcrumbs (regular or gluten- free)
 ¼ tsp sea salt
 ¼ tsp fresh ground pepper
 sliced onions or shallots and sliced fresh jalapeños, for garnish (optional)
 sliced cheese (optional)
 burger buns (optional)

Steps

1

Preheat the grill to medium-high heat. Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and loosely mix together. Divide the mixture and form into 4 patties. If using sliced onions and/or jalapeños nows the time to slice them and lightly drizzle with olive oil.

2

Lightly oil the grill just before cooking. Make sure your grill is nice and hot and place the burger patties onto the grill. Cook for 6 minutes on each side, flipping halfway thru. If using, add your onions and/ or jalapeños to the grill and grill for 3-5 minutes, flipping halfway thru. Turkey burgers need to be cooked well done, to a temperature of 165°. If adding cheese, add your sliced cheese to the burgers during the last minute of cooking. Transfer the burgers to a plate.

3

Build your burgers with the patty, grilled onions and jalapeños, and other desired garnishes.

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