Delicious Italian Turkey Burger Recipe

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plated turkey burger with cheese and chips

Italian Turkey Burger Recipe

Thanks to Red Gold for sending me their Red Gold Petite Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic & Oregano to turn this turkey burger recipe into a taste of Italy recipe. This is a great  Zesty Italian tasting recipe for a moist and delicious burger.

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ground turkey, bread crumbs diced tomatoes

Can I Grill Turkey Burgers?

From our experience, turkey burgers are difficult to put on a slotted grill. We attempted this and they fell apart. We also tried aluminum foil (which needs to be oiled) over the grill and it was difficult. Having the burger on a hard flat surface worked best for us.

How Can I Keep These Burgers From Falling Apart?

Although we did not try this, I think the meat needs a binder, like an egg. We did not try this because it would start to make it a meatloaf. With that said, when we make turkey meatloaf, we have no problem with turkey staying together.

mixed turkey burger

Can I Freeze Turkey Burgers?

You can freeze turkey burgers. If you are freezing them uncooked, make sure you remove any excess moisture so that the patties are as firm as possible to stay together while cooking.

How Do I Keep My Burgers From Being Dry?

Don’t add to much bread crumbs to your burgers. If you do, add a little water to bind the ingredients together.

turkey burgers on a plate

What Sides Pair With These Burgers?

You can serve this turkey burger recipe with green beans, baked beans, fries, sweet potato fries, potato salad. Whatever you serve with your normal burger, you can pair with this burger too.

cooking burger in pan with a slice of mozzarella cheese melting
plated turkey burger with cheese and chips
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Turkey Burgers

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Regina Sober

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 14.5 oz can Red Gold Petite Diced Tomatoes with Basil, drained well
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons bread crumbs
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • mozzarella cheese slices

Instructions

  • Before you start, note that this burger is not as firm has beef burger.  You will want to cook these patties on a flattop grill or in a pan to keep them from crumbling.
  • In a bowl, combine ground turkey and can of dice tomatoes bread crumbs.
  • Form into patties and season with salt and pepper.
  • Heat the pan on medium heat.
  • Place in the pan and cook until it is cooked to 160F for a completely cooked burger.
  • Add the cheese once the burger is almost cooked and allow to melt on the burger.
  • Left overs recipe:  Take the left over burgers and chop them up and put into spaghetti or make turkey chili!
Elevate your grilling game with homemade turkey burgers! Juicy, flavorful, and a healthier twist on the classic. Perfect for your next BBQ.

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