Lee Harrelson
4 servings (serving size: 1 burger)

The Special Sauce on these grilled turkey burgers is a mayonnaise-based sauce flavored with Dijon mustard, orange juice, soy sauce, honey, and ginger. Serve these great summertime burgers with table grapes for a refreshing and light meal.

How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare grill.

Step 2

Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl. Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a 3/4-inch-thick patty. Place patties on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes on each side or until done.

Step 3

Spread 2 tablespoons Special Sauce over top half of each bun. Place lettuce leaves on bottom halves of buns; top each with 1 patty and top half of bun. Cut each burger in half.

Ratings & Reviews


September 07, 2016
My favorite turkey burger - has become a standard in my house. Easy to make. Juicy and full of flavor.  Have done with or without the special sauce.  Both good. 

sherril's Review

April 28, 2014
Delicious even with the substitutions I had to use (regular onions finely chopped and ginger paste). I used 3/4 lb. ground turkey and adjusted the rest of ingredients accordingly. Then I made only two rather thick patties. Instead of on the grill, I cooked in a grill pan on the stove top. They took longer than 8-10 minutes though. All in all burgers were juicy and the sauce was delicious - definitely will make again!

gandkus5's Review

March 17, 2014
sause is great

franMc's Review

October 04, 2013
Made delicious and juicy burgers. I added extra orange juice and a tsp of orange zest to the sauce to intensify the flavor. My kids and husband really enjoyed. We used the leftover sauce as a veggie dip (goes well with carrots and peppers).

sukeedog's Review

September 01, 2013

christineschott's Review

August 25, 2013
This has been one of our favorites since the June 2006 issue came out. 7 years of delicious turkey burgers! And the kids love them too! Just be careful - the special sauce recipe tends to make a lot more of the sauce than you need for a single recipe of the burgers. I always halve the sauce recipe and still have some left over.

LouLouBrownie's Review

August 02, 2012
Yummy! I was worried they wouldn't stay together since ever other burger recipe I've seen uses an egg/egg white for binding, but they worked great! Maybe them in the skillet just to be safe and I cooked them a little too long, but they come with their own so it's forgiving. Since I still have left-over sauce, I'm wondering if I could add some to the burgers before cooking...guess I'll just have to make them again to see! Oh, and bonus points for having "Special Sauce." My step-Dad's a big fan of Step-Brothers and very much appreciated the reference and the flavor.

jfrankh's Review

July 30, 2012
Husband was a bit concerned that the burgers would not hold together on the grill (he compared the consistency to pudding), but they came out fine and were delicious! Special sauce is tasty but not necessary -- the burgers have wonderful flavor on their own.

marchez's Review

May 28, 2012
different in a good way - turkey burger with an Asian flavor. Even my carnivore son, who prefers his burgers beef and with ketchup, enjoyed this recipe.

jrhodenbaugh1's Review

April 10, 2012
One of my favorite recipes to make, especially for anyone who doesn't think turkey can taste good (my father-in-law included). Usually a go-to recipe for me when casual company comes over. Very juicy, flavorful burger. I'll try chili sauce next time, that would be good. Husband and in-laws all loved it! Also only 8 points on WWPP.