Grilled BBQ Turkey Burger

I’m the type of girl that will go to a burger restaurant and order a turkey burger just because I love them so much!  Don’t get me wrong, I eat meat but there’s something about a nice juicy turkey burger that just doesn’t compare.  Unfortunately most places will serve you a dry flat patty that they probably ordered in bulk and this can be so disappointing.  So I decided to make my own recipe that gives you a thick juicy burger that just happens to be turkey.

I like putting barbecue sauce in meat because it adds moisture while at the same time giving a smoky flavor.  Just choose your favorite sauce and make sure to save some to serve on the side.  Another key to keeping the meat moist is the addition of the onion and bell peppers.  I used to add them to the meat raw but by sautéing them first it takes away some of that raw texture while adding even more flavor.


Yield: Makes about 6 patties


1 pound ground turkey

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 onion, diced

1/2 green pepper, diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 tbsp barbecue sauce

1 1/2 tbsp bread crumbs

Salt & Pepper to taste

6 slices pepper jack cheese

lettuce & sliced  tomatoes (optional



In a large saucepan heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add onion, bell pepper and garlic and sauté until just softened, about 3 minutes.  Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.  Form into burger patties about 3/4 inch thick and place on pre heated grill.  Burgers can also be sautéed in a pan over medium heat.  Cook to desired temperature and melt cheese on burger for about 1 minute.  Garnish with lettuce and tomatoes.

*An NCJ Original*


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