World’s Best Turkey Burger Recipe

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Trying to keep leaner and meaner?  We totally get it, so much so, we decided to make a turkey burger to help with that.  This bad boy has it all, well had it all, we trimmed some of the toppings off.  Happy Grilling.

World’s Best Turkey Burger Recipe

Yield: Serves 8 – 4oz burgers

Prep time: 5 Minutes

Cook time: 15-20 minutes to internal temp of 160 degrees


Measure   Ingredient                                                    Prep Notes      

2 lbs             Turkey, Ground                                        Fresh

3-4 Tbsp       Oink Rub, or Tiki Tiki Rub                                                                              

4 Tbsp          Sauce, High Altitude or Red BBQ Sauce

4 Tbsp          Sauce, Low Country BBQ Sauce

Topping Suggestions:              

Bun, Kings Hawaiian Burger Bun

Cheese, Horseradish

Lettuce, Shredded

Tomato, Sliced

Pickles, Bread and Butter Planks

Prep Directions:

  • 50/50 Sauce Prep
    • Mix equal parts of both flavors of bbq sauce in a small bowl
    • Save for basting

Cooking Notes:

  • Be sure to have your grill pre-heated to HIGH or 400-425 degrees

Cooking Directions:

  • Using this amazing tool, the Burger Master!
  • Be sure to rinse and dry this before the first use
  • Add the Oink or Tiki Tiki Rub – Adjust level to as light or as heavy as you desire
    • Sprinkle half the rub on the bottom of the Burger Master
    • Save the other half for the top layer
  • Push all 2# of ground turkey into the burger master and flatten, season the top layer
  • Place the cover on the burger master and push firm to form the burgers
  • Store in fridge for 4 hours, or overnight if desired, this will help set the burgers and let the seasoning soak in
  • Pre-heat Grill to 400-425 degrees
    • For added flavor, chicken may be smoked by adding smoker tube or smoker box to your grill. Use smoking chips to provide as light or as heavy as preferred while grilling
  • Open the pre-heated grill and place the Burgers onto the grill grate
  • Sear on the first side for 3-4 minutes, open the lid and using a spatula turn over the turkey burger to the second side
  • Close the lid and cook for 3-4 minutes
  • After the final turn, using your instant read digital thermometer, start to check the internal temp of the Turkey
  • Once the temp reads 160 Degrees, you are fully cooked
  • Baste with the 50/50 Sauce on both sides and remove from the grill, using a spatula
  • Serve with extra 50/50 BBQ dipping sauce on the side
  • Serve on toasted buns and with your choice of amazing condiments

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Published: 3/3/2020