These classic Ground Turkey Burger’s are a family favorite and super simple to make. Not to mention super juicy, delicious and a secret ingredient for added nutrition. 

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I may be pretty proficient in the kitchen, but when things get really crazy and I need something quick and easy that everyone loves. During those weeks when our food supply drops to dangerously low levels because I’ve had a crazy few days, and I can’t make it to the supermarket, I get lucky with some ground turkey I’ve stowed away in the freezer. A great trick is keeping frozen meat ready to go when you’ve got a bare refrigerator and pantry. My go-to with ground turkey are these incredibly delicious and juicy turkey burgers!

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I always try to keep a bunch of simple foods in the freezer like shrimp, vegetables, and meat, so at the very least we can quickly defrost something to have for dinner. The night I first unveiled this turkey burger recipe everyone’s eyes lit up! We all got to choose our favorite topping and enjoy burger night as a family. Naturally any time we have burgers we have to make some Air Fryer French Fries which everyone gobbles up really fast. 

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The secret ingredient in thee turkey burgers is oatmeal. It might sound weird, but oatmeal adds some extra nutrition to these burgers, which I love. I of course put out lots of toppings so everyone can jazz up their burgers as they please. While I like my mine with tons of pickles, Chloe prefers sauerkraut, Gemma desires a dip of ketchup, while hubbie and Kenya prefer a veggie burger these days. But however you enjoy them these burgers are a no brainer for last minute, healthy, weeknight meal!

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Any day of the week these turkey burgers are a great choice! What’s your favorite type of burger?

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The Best Turkey Burger

These classic Ground Turkey Burger's are a family favorite and super simple to make. Not to mention super juicy, delicious and a secret ingredient for added nutrition. 
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Servings: 4
Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil

Instructions 

  • Grind the oats in a food processor or blender until finely ground.
  • In a bowl, mix together the oats, turkey, egg, garlic powder, onion powder and salt until thoroughly combined.
  • Divide the mixture into 4 equal pieces (or 8 pieces for sliders) and form into patties.
  • Heat the oil in a sauté pan over medium heat and cook the patties for 5-6 minutes (2-3 minutes for sliders) on each side.

Nutrition

Sodium: 140mg | Fiber: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Calories: 130kcal | Fat: 7g | Protein: 13g | Carbohydrates: 5g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. Any suggestions for egg substitute? I’m thinking it’s binding everything together so can I just leave it out?

  2. I’m having a hard time forming these into patties. The mixture is wet, and sticks to my hands. Any suggestions?

  3. Made these tonight and they were a huge hit. I used quick cooking oats and didn’t grind them up. Thanks for the recipe.

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  5. I have tried several turkey burger recipes over the years and generally receive a lukewarm reaction from my family. Last night, I tried Nilva’s recipe. Everyone loved them! Even my 7 year old ate the whole burger! This recipe is a keeper!

  6. Hi
    Can’t wait to try this, but are three minutes sufficient to cook the patties thoroughly? Im a bit paranoid when cooking for our little one, and I think I tend to over cook stuff, but just curious if 3 min is long enough.
    Thanks!!

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