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Fried Turkey Burgers

These Fried Turkey Burgers are easy and delicious. Lean ground turkey is combined with onion, garlic, mayo, and Worcestershire sauce then pan fried on the stove top.

For the healthiest option look for at least 90 percent lean white turkey meat. The burger will still come out moist because of the other ingredients we are adding to it.

These juicy turkey burgers make a great lunch or dinner.

Easy Turkey Burgers on a baking sheet.
Easy Turkey Burgers

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How to make Fried Turkey Burgers:

Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.

Dice the onion into very fine pieces and pat very dry with paper towel.

diced onions on paper towel.

Add the ground turkey, finely diced onion, garlic, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to a medium bowl. Using your hands or a fork, mix until just combined. Do not overmix.

ground turkey mixed with onions and seasonings in a bowl.

Divide the burger mixture into 4 equal portions.

Lightly coat your hands in oil (or mist with nonstick cooking spray) and form each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. The mixture will be wet so they won’t look perfect. Set them on the prepared baking sheet.

two raw turkey patties on wax paper.

Place in the freezer to chill for 15 minutes.

After 15 minutes, pre-heat a skillet over medium heat. Add the oil to the skillet.

Remove the turkey burgers from the freezer. Finish forming them into 1/2-inch-thick patties if necessary.

Transfer to the hot skillet and cook for 5 – 6 minutes.

two turkey patties frying in a pan.

Flip them over and cook another 5 – 6 minutes. The internal temp for turkey burgers should be 160 degrees F.

two browned turkey burgers frying in a pan.

Allow the burgers to rest for a few minutes before serving then add buns and your favorite toppings, if desired.

Pan Turkey Burgers on a baking sheet.
Pan Turkey Burgers
Pan Turkey Burgers on a baking sheet.
Yield: 4 Burgers

Fried Turkey Burgers

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These Fried Turkey Burgers are easy and delicious. Lean ground turkey is combined with onion, garlic, mayo, and Worcestershire sauce then pan fried on the stove top.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion
  • 2 Tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1/ teaspoon jarred minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Optional – burger buns, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, sliced onion, mayo, ketchup, mustard, etc.

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  2. On a cutting board, dice the onion into very fine pieces and pat very dry with paper towel.
  3. Add the ground turkey, finely diced onion, garlic, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper to a medium bowl. Using your hands or a fork, mix until just combined. Do not overmix.
  4. Divide the burger mixture into 4 equal portions.
  5. Lightly coat your hands in oil (or mist with nonstick cooking spray) and form each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. The mixture will be wet so they won’t look perfect. Set them on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Place in the freezer to chill for 15 minutes.
  7. After 15 minutes, pre-heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil to the skillet.
  8. Remove the turkey burgers from the freezer. Finish forming them into 1/2-inch-thick patties if necessary.
  9. Transfer to the hot skillet and cook for 5 - 6 minutes per side. The internal temp for turkey burgers should be 160 degrees F.
  10. Allow the burgers to rest for a few minutes before serving then add buns and your favorite toppings, if desired.

Notes

  • For the healthiest option look for at least 90 percent lean white turkey meat. The burger will still come out moist because of the other ingredients we are adding to it.
  • Nutritional values are for the turkey patty only and do not include a bun or toppings.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 457Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 129mgSodium: 586mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 35g

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This recipe is adapted from my other site Zona Cooks which serves just 2 burgers.

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