This is the best turkey burger recipe and it’s a perfect weeknight staple.
Our oven-baked turkey burger recipe is packed with flavor (and, bonus: no grill clean up!). Start with quality ground turkey (here’s our favorite), add spices of your choice (or follow our turkey burger seasoning recommendations), eggs, and breadcrumbs. It really is that simple.
Burgers, in general, are no longer a restaurant-only meal. Homemade turkey burgers are so quick to throw together and the topping options are endless!
This turkey burger recipe is great for a crowd or meal prep. Enjoy!
Beef has slightly more protein and slightly less fat when comparing identical lean-to-fat ratios, but turkey has less saturated fat than beef. Plus, only turkey comes in 99% fat-free varieties, which has fewer calories and fat than you’ll find with any ratio of ground beef.
Turkey and beef have nearly identical nutritional profiles, containing similar amounts of calories, protein, and fat when comparing the same cuts (e.g., 85% lean, 15% fat, etc.).
Considering micronutrients, beef has more iron, zinc, and vitamin B12 than turkey, while turkey contains slightly greater amounts of other B vitamins.
Eggs are excellent for binding ingredients together, especially with turkey burgers. The addition of breadcrumbs can also work well with the eggs to prevent crumbly burgers.
Your turkey burgers may be dry if you overcook them. Use a meat thermometer to help you achieve the ideal internal temperature and avoid overcooking.
Also, you can try adding a little olive oil (or avocado oil) to the mixture of ground turkey, eggs, breadcrumbs, and species to not only add moisture but also to add some additional healthy fats.
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