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How to Form a Turkey Burger Patty

The perfect burger lies in your hands

Making burgers from scratch can seem like a daunting task, but it’s easier than you’d think. Here are some quick and easy steps for forming a turkey burger patty.



STEP 1: Start with Ground Turkey

Ground turkey is a great substitute for ground beef!
 


 



STEP 2: Add seasonings and ingredients as desired.

Open the package and put the ground turkey in a bowl. Then add ingredients to:

 Keep your burgers from falling apart. We recommend adding a raw egg and a handful of breadcrumbs.

• Create your own custom seasoning blend to boost flavor. See how to season your turkey burger here

• Or follow one of these recipes to spice up your patties. Try making a Horseradish Turkey Burger or Sriracha Turkey Burger.

• Grill a juicier turkey burger. Adding sautéed onions or oil can make for a juicier burger. Get more tips for grilling a juicy turkey burger here.

• Or try adding sautéed bell peppers and guacamole to make juicy Fajita Turkey Burgers.

• On a paleo-style diet? Ditch the bun to make lettuce-wrapped Ginger & Lemongrass Turkey Sliders or gluten-free Turkey Bacon Burgers.


 



STEP 3: Mix ingredients

Take off your rings, wash your hands and dig in. Mix the ingredients, but don’t over mix the ground meat, which can make it dense and tough.



 



STEP 4: Form ½ inch thick patties

Use your hands to form patties.


 



STEP 5: Add a dimple to the middle of your patty

 
Use your thumb to press a slight dimple to the center of your patty. Burgers bulge up as they cook. This simple trick will ensure your burger cooks evenly and doesn’t result in dry, overcooked edges. Plus, an even turkey burger will fit better on your bun. 
 
 

Not ready to make your own turkey burger patties? You can always use our pre-formed turkey burger patties that go from the freezer to the grill with no thawing required!

Find more tips on making turkey burgers here.