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How to Make Moist, Flavorful Turkey Burgers

If your turkey burgers always end up dry hockey pucks, this guide will inject enough flavor and moisture to please your palate without all the fat.


  • Step 1: Use moist vegetables Use moist vegetables, such as green peppers, onions, carrots, mushrooms, and zucchini in the ground turkey mix.
  • TIP: If your knife skills are not up to par, use a food processor to mince your ingredients.
  • Step 2: Pick up fresh herbs Include fresh herbs, such as basil, oregano, parsley, chives, or even cilantro in your mixture.
  • Step 3: Drop in an egg Drop in an egg or two and add some soft bread crumbs to prevent the burgers from getting too dense.
  • Step 4: Add fresh garlic Add an Italian spin on your turkey burgers with fresh garlic and Parmesan cheese.
  • TIP: Crumble in some chilled Gouda, blue, or cheddar cheese that will melt when cooked.
  • Step 5: Drizzle with sauces Drizzle your turkey mix with soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, or olive oil to incorporate some healthy, flavorful fats.
  • Step 6: Cook until done Cook the turkey burgers to an internal temperature of at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Remember, turkey is either done or not -- there is no medium rare.
  • FACT: The nation of Turkey is the 17th most populous country in the world.

You Will Need

  • Green peppers
  • Onions
  • Carrots
  • Mushrooms
  • Zucchini
  • Ground turkey mix
  • Herbs
  • Eggs
  • Garlic
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Soy sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Olive oil
  • Meat thermometer
  • Food processor (optional)
  • Gouda
  • blue
  • or cheddar cheese (optional)

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