Healthy Turkey Burgers 

 Originally Written: August 15, 2012

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on August 15, 2012 by Hanna Trafford

It doesn’t always have to be a beef burger – this recipe for turkey burgers is a great alternative, tastes wonderful and it is a good idea to make the patties ahead of time and freeze them. And if you freeze them wrapped individually, you can defrost as many at a time as you need.

Healthy Turkey Burgers:


  • 6 slices of whole wheat bread
  • 1 lb. of of lean ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup of reduced sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons of prepared mango chutney (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • coarse salt
  • 1 cup of mesclun lettuce mix
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced
  1. In a medium bowl, tear 2 slices of bread into small pieces
  2. Add turkey meat, sour cream, 3 tablespoons of chutney, 1 tablespoon of mustard, chili powder and 1 teaspoon of coarse salt
  3. Mix and shape into 4 patties – about 5 inches round
  4. At this point you can prepare them for freezing: freeze them on a baking sheet until firm – about 30 minutes. Then wrap each one individually in plastic wrap, place them into a resealable freezer bag, label them and you can freeze them for up to 2 months.
  5. To cook your burgers: Thaw them overnight in the refrigerator
  6. Heat broiler with rack set 4 inches from heat
  7. Place burgers on a rimmed baking sheet and broil until firm and cooked through – 4-5 minutes per side
  8. Lightly toast 4 slices of bread
  9. Dividing evenly, top each with lettuce, burger and tomato
  10. Stir together 1 tablespoon of chutney and 1 tablespoon of mustanrd and serve alongside burger so that each person can use as much as they wish.


Hope you will enjoy this recipe – please send me your comments, suggestions and experiences, your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated

Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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