Garden Turkey Burgers

Helen Ottens


My family has been trying to eat a healther diet. I am a diabetic and had open heart surgery to repair my mitral valve a few years ago so we are using more chicken and turkey in our diet. We really loved the turkey burgers we got at a fast food restraunt but we felt we could do better at home. The problem was that when we tried to make them ourselves they turned out to be rather dry. This recipe is the result of alot of experimenting with different ingrediants until we found the right formula. Using bread crumbs and an egg wasn't enough to do what we wanted, so we started to add the vegetables to the mixture and that did the trick and we created a moist turkey burger that worked in a patty, as meatloaf or meatballs.

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30 Min


10 Min




1 lb
lean ground turkey
1/2 medium
1 small
green or red bell pepper
5 medium
2 tsp
minced garlic
4 tsp
worcestershire sauce
2/3 c
italian bread crumbs
salt and pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Mince the vegetables very fine, place in a medium bowl. Add the turkey, Worcestershire sauce, egg, bread crumbs and garlic. Mix well so that everything is incorporated. Divide into 6 patties. Place in fridge until ready to cook. Spray grill or skillet (cast iron works really well, but any skillet will do), with cooking spray. Cook patties until the internal temperature reach 165 degrees when a meat thermometer is place in the side of the patty and goes to the middle of the meat. Remove from heat and let rest 5 minutes.
Nutrition Facts: Per Serving;
Calories 181.7, Total Fat 6.9 g, Saturated Fat 1.9 g, Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.3 g, Cholesterol 84.2 mg, Sodium, 320.6 mg, Potassium 73.5 mg, Total Carbohydrate 12.1 g, Dietary Fiber 0.9 g, Sugars 2.0 g, Protein 18.1 g.

*The nutrition information does not include the bun or other things you put onto your burger. This recipe can also be used to make meatloaf or meatballs.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Turkey, Burgers
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy