Turkey Vegetable Burgers

These Turkey Vegetable Burgers are made with a blend of white and dark turkey meat. They're filled with grated vegetables and spices that help to create a juicy, delicious burger.

Turkey vegetable burger on a wheat bun sitting on a white plate

Are you looking at the photo of this turkey vegetable burger and wondering where the lettuce, tomato, and onion are? Well, to be honest, I forgot to buy them. I didn't have enough time to go back to the store before shooting the photos and video(sometimes you have to keep things moving). There's a plus side to my forgetful moment? I discovered that you don’t need all the extras with this burger.
Along with ground turkey, these burgers are made with grated carrots, zucchini, garlic, dried oregano, smoked paprika and Worcestershire sauce. The combination of all of these ingredients makes for a healthy, flavorful turkey burger. If you want to serve these on a bun, I suggest whole wheat or brioche. If you ditch the bun, serve them with a simple green salad to make a meal.
These turkey vegetable burgers are also perfect to cook outside on the grill. Hello, summer!

Zucchini being shredded with a food shredder

Ingredients You Need To Make A Turkey Vegetable Burger

  • Red onion
  • Small zucchini
  • Carrot
  • Garlic clove
  • Dried oregano
  • Smoked paprika
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Ground white turkey meat
  • Ground dark turkey meat
  • Avocado oil
  • Hamburger Buns or Brioche Buns
Optional
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Onion
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard

How Can I Keep My Turkey Burgers From Falling Apart While Cooking?

I chilled the raw patties in the refrigerator for an hour. When cooking the burgers, don't fuss with them too much. If you flip them too early or too much, they will crumble. Cook them for about 5 minutes before flipping. The bottoms of the patties should be brown.

How Long Are Cooked Turkey Patties Good For?

Cooked turkey patties are good for two days. Wrap them well and refrigerate.

Turkey Vegetable Burger

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Turkey Burger, Turkey Vegetable Burger
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Lisa Marie Todd

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup red onion finely diced
  • 1 small zucchini finely grated
  • 1 carrot finely grated
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 pound ground white turkey meat
  • 3/4 pound ground dark turkey meat
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • Hamburger Buns or Brioche Buns

Instructions

  1. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl add the vegetable mixture. Mix in the oregano, paprika, Worchestshire sauce, salt and pepper. Add the ground turkey to the vegetables and mix well.
  3. Form the turkey mixture into 6 patties. Arrange patties onto the prepared baking sheet. Lightly press the center of each patty with your thumb to make a small indentation. Cover the patties and chill for 1 hour.
  4. Heat a grill pan or large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Brush the pan or skillet with avocado oil. Grill the turkey burgers for 5 - 7 minutes each side until they are fully cooked (160 degrees in a safe temperature).
  5. Serve the turkey burgers on buns with your favorite condiments like ketchup, mustard, sliced tomatoes and lettuce. Or ditch the bun and serve it with a simple green salad.

Recipe Video

 

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