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Best Turkey Burgers

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Hands-on time 32 mins
Total time 3 hrs
Yield Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground turkey breast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Homemade Hamburger Buns

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Combine first 5 ingredients gently. Shape mixture into 6 (5-inch) patties.

  2. Grill, covered with grill lid, 6 to 7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 170°. Serve on Homemade Hamburger Buns.

  3. Try These Twists!

  4. Muffuletta Burgers: Stir 1/2 cup chopped pimiento-stuffed Spanish olives into meat mixture. Proceed as directed. Pulse 1/2 (16-oz.) jar mixed pickled vegetables, drained, and 2 Tbsp. Italian dressing in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Top each burger with vegetable mixture and salami, ham, and provolone cheese slices.

  5. Note: We tested with Mezzetta Italian Mix Giardiniera pickled vegetables.

  6. Green Tomato-Feta Burgers: Stir 1 (4-oz.) container crumbled feta cheese, 1 Tbsp. finely minced red onion, and 1 tsp. minced oregano into meat mixture. Proceed as directed. Top each burger with sliced pickled green tomatoes, lettuce, thinly sliced cucumber, a pinch of dried crushed red pepper, and a fresh dill sprig.

  7. Pickled Onion-Chutney Burgers: Stir 2 Tbsp. finely chopped red onion and 1/3 cup mango chutney into meat mixture. Proceed as directed. Top each burger with a small wedge of blue cheese, arugula, whole grain Dijon mustard, and Red Onion Relish.