Juicy Turkey Burgers

Who doesn’t love a nice, juicy burger? Well, there’s no reason you can’t have one, even if you’re following a healthy diet.

I have been cutting back on the amount of red meat in my diet. In fact, I don’t even make it at home anymore, but will occasionally have some at a restaurant. For example, my husband and I just returned from a vacation in Texas, and we had the most amazing beef brisket in Austin.

But on a regular basis when cooking at home, I like to use ground turkey. This recipe is so simple, it only has 4 ingredients. You can whip these up after work in only 20 minutes.

My recipe calls for McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning which I have used many times in the past, but this time I had some Chicago Style Steak Seasoning on hand, so I used that. You can even make up your own seasoning blend if you prefer.

So you just mix everything together in a bowl (I like to use my hands), then form into 4 patties.

Then I placed them in a hot grill pan on the stove. Even though it’s April, it’s still too cold here in Chicago to be grilling outdoors. After cooking 5 minutes on each side, I put the pan in the oven for 5 more minutes to be sure that they are fully cooked.

I like to serve my burgers on some sturdy lettuce leaves, or sometimes I will just eat them with a knife and fork. My husband prefers a traditional bun. A great side dish to have with burgers is my Super Simple Slaw.

Juicy Turkey Burgers

Servings:  4

  • 1 pound ground turkey, preferably organic
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon granulated McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup scallions (green parts only), finely sliced


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and mix with your hands to combine.  Form into 4 equal patties.

Heat an oven-safe grill pan to medium.  If not a non-stick surface, add a bit of oil to the pan.  Grill the burgers for 5 minutes on each side, then place the pan into the oven to continue cooking for another 5 minutes, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

Serve the burgers on lettuce leaves or buns with the condiments of your choice.

Notes:  Montreal Steak Seasoning is a spice blend containing salt, paprika, black pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, granulated onion, granulated garlic, crushed coriander and dill.

You can also cook the burgers on an outdoor grill over medium-high heat with the lid closed for 5 minutes on each side.

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