This grilled turkey burger recipe is a healthy alternative to beef. We love grilling in the summer, and these turkey burgers are our favorite. They are so juicy and delicious that they’re bound to be your new favorite burger too. So go grab your grilling tools and get ready for your next barbecue. What are you waiting for?
Affiliate Disclosure Statement: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means that I will earn a commission if you choose to make a purchase. I only recommend products I have tried and used.
The keys to this grilled turkey burger recipe are keeping the meat from falling apart and drying out while cooking.
How to Keep Turkey Burgers from Falling Apart
Make up your burger patties. Handle the meat as little as possible by gently pressing it out with your hands.
Chill the burger patties in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before grilling.
How to Keep Turkey Burgers from Drying Out
Add 1/8 tsp. oil to the center of the burger on both sides and rub to coat the entire burger. I like this avocado oil from Thrive Market (paid Affiliate link).
With a teaspoon, (or your clean finger) make an indention in the center of the burger. This keeps the burgers from drying out and keeps them from shrinking up while cooking.
What Temperature to Grill Turkey Burgers?
Turkey burgers cook best on medium-high, direct heat at approximately 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
How Long do Turkey Burgers take on the Grill?
Grill burgers for 4-6 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness.
Grill until a thermometer inserted into the center of the burger reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. This method is the most accurate.
If using cheese, add it with about 2 minutes left to cook. To make this recipe dairy-free I recommend using Daiya cheddar cheese slices.
To make this grilled turkey burger recipe gluten-free, use gluten-free buns. I recommend Udi’s Gluten-Free Classic Hamburger Buns.
This recipe can be made using a cast iron or heavy skillet if you don’t have a propane grill. I recommend Lodge Cast Iron Skillet (paid Amazon link).
How to Make This Grilled Turkey Burger Recipe
Add all the ingredients, except the oil, to a large mixing bowl and combine using your hands.
Form the turkey mixture into 3-inch burgers.
Place a small indention in the center of each burger with a spoon.
Put burgers on a lined baking sheet and chill for 15 minutes.
Heat your propane grill on high heat.
While the grill is heating, remove the burgers from the refrigerator.
Add the oil to each burger and coat well.
Clean your grill and turn the heat down to medium-high.
Place each burger on the grill and cook for 4-6 minutes.
Flip the burgers and cook for another 4-6 minutes until done.
If using, add cheese to the burgers with about 2 minutes left for cooking.