Let’s Eat: Turkey Burgers

After meal-planning for the upcoming week and heading out to Sam’s and Kroger with my handy-dandy list, I gathered everything I needed to cook healthy, filling meals. We usually do 3 to 4 home-cooked meals a week, left overs a few days, and one date night out at a restaurant of our choice. I’m not going to lie, sometimes there’s a frozen pizza night in there, jazzed up with fresh veggies to make it healthy of course! This week’s menu consists of Turkey Burgers, Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken, and White Bean Turkey Chili.

Turkey burgers are so easy to make. They have half the calories of hamburger and are still chalk full of protein and taste. Even my cheeseburger loving husband looks forward to dinner on turkey burger night, and he mans our grill (a George Foreman right now, mind you) like a champ! I like to serve them with a side of potatoes. Sometimes sliced and baked sweet potato, sometimes sliced and baked “baby potatoes*” (explained later). So, if all this babble hasn’t bored you enough, lets get to the recipe.



Turkey Burgers

1 lb ground lean ground turkey meat

1/2 cup thinly chopped carrots

3/4 cup diced onion (yellow or white)

1 TBSP lemon juice

1 1/2 TBSP Barbecue sauce

1 1/2 TBSP Dijon Mustard

1 TBSP Honey

Salt & Pepper to taste


Hamburger buns (we used Kroger’s bakery- 8 buns for $2.50)


Lettuce, Tomato, Ketchup & Mustard


*Dynamic Duo Variety Pack Potatoes from the Little Potato Company (sold at Sam’s Club) but any small baking potato will do!

Olive Oil


Garlic Powder



  1. Preheat oven to 400 (for potatoes)
  2. Slice carrots and onion, set aside in large bowl.
  3. Add bbq, honey, lemon juice, mustard and stir to combine
  4. Season mixture with salt & pepper to your preference
  5. Roll those sleeves up for this one! Add raw turkey meat to bowl and use hands to combine meat with vegetable and spice mixture. In a kneading motion, mix well with hands.
  6. Once meat mixture is well combined, cover bowl and set aside for at least 20 minutes in the refrigerator to let flavors marinate.
  7. While meat is marinating, thinly slice potatoes to desired thickness
  8. Lay potatoes flat on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  9. Drizzle olive oil over potatoes and generously sprinkle with garlic powder and rosemary
  10. Place potatoes in oven for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. If your potatoes are done before your burgers are, decrease temperature to 200 degrees to keep warm
  11. While potatoes are baking, fire up your grill of choice (you could even use your oven, skillet or other form of cooking meat) we just used our George Foreman for this because it’s what we have on hand.
  12. Remove meat mixture from refrigerator and separate into four equal patties, place on cooking surface and cook until desired cooking level is reached.
  13. Assemble with your extra goodies, add some potatoes to your plate and enjoy!


Let me know what you think of this easy, healthy, filling meal! Leave any questions or comments blow and find me on Twitter @GingerJamsBlog




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