These turkey burgers are one of the most requested meals from my husband. The burgers are juicy, spicy, and delicious. Don’t let the length seasoning list scare you off. It is totally worth it and there’s nothing that’s hard to find. Plus mixing up one batch of seasoning will last you for a couple of rounds of burgers.
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When I developed this recipe a few years ago, I was looking for alternatives to beef. At the time the price of beef had soared, and turkey was much cheaper. Now they are priced similarly. However, ground turkey is lower in saturated fat than ground beef, even when matched in total fat content. That means less unhealthy fat and lower cholesterol. At my Aldi, 93/7 ground turkey is usually $2.99 for a 1.2 pound package. That’s $0.37/burger in meat. Budgeting win!
Not only is this recipe easy on the budget, it’s simple to assemble. I have a batch of turkey burger seasoning on hand all the time. A double batch of seasoning fits perfectly in an 8 oz mason jar. It’s great on burgers, black beans, eggs, etc. After that, mix everything together and patty out the burgers.
Sometimes I think I have enough of an ingredient, so I don’t buy it at the store. Then later in the week when I need it I realize I’m out. It happens more than it should. Anyway, I’ve skipped the jalapeños inside. The burgers were still tasty. Same with the breadcrumbs. Please do not skip the corn. I did that once. The burgers weren’t nearly as good. The frozen corn thaws as the burgers cook and helps keep them from drying out since there’s so little fat in them.
You could have a salad or some roasted veggies to round out your meal. We typically eat 2 burgers each and snack on a few chips to use up whatever guac is left. And wash it all down with a cold one. The corn inside counts as a vegetable right? That leaves 2 burgers for each of us to take for lunch. Hot lunches are the best. Leftovers are my jam.
What are your favorite topping for turkey burgers?