BBQ Turkey Burgers Recipe

I love a good, juicy hamburger – but sometimes it’s nice to switch it up! Ground turkey is a perfect alternative and tastes delicious as well!

These BBQ Ground Turkey Burgers are one of our favorites – even the kids love it them.

How do you keep ground turkey burgers from falling apart?

Turkey burgers need some type of ingredient to bind the burgers together and keep them from falling apart. I recommend using breadcrumbs and an egg – the breadcrumbs will absorb the moisture and the egg will act like a glue to hold the burgers together while you grill them.

For this recipe, we do not use an egg, but instead use BBQ sauce and mustard to act as the glue to hold the burger together.

Another idea is to cook these burgers on a flat top grill instead of a traditional open-flame grill.

How to keep your turkey burger juicy

When it comes to a juicy burger, the secret is in the fat content. It’s easy with ground beef (there are lots of options of ground beef that have a higher percentage of fat), but ground turkey is such a lean cut of meat that it dries out so easily.

Serves: 4

BBQ Turkey Burgers Recipe

These BBQ Turkey Burgers are so delicious!

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce (divided)
  • 2 Tablespoons dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 4 large lettuce leaves
  • 1 tomato
  • 4 hamburger buns


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine onion, 2 Tablespoons barbecue sauce, breadcrumbs, mustard, chili powder, garlic powder, salt and ground turkey.
  2. Mix until well combined.
  3. Divide turkey mixture into 4 equal portions and shape into patties.
  4. Heat grill to medium-high heat and place patties on the grill. Cook 5-7 minutes on each side, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
  5. Serve patties on a bun with lettuce, tomato, and remaining barbecue sauce.



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  1. Mersadie Lloyd
    Hi I just signed up for your standard meal plans. Do you guys have somewhere that I can find carb info on your recipes? I see the calories but not the carbs? My 3 year old son is Type 1 diabetic and it would be awesome to have that information, if its available, so I can treat him easier. Thank you!

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