Easy Turkey Burgers


Seeing as it’s the 4th of July here in the States, I thought it would be incredibly appropriate to post a deliciously simple burger recipe. But this isn’t just any burger recipe. It’s a recipe for the easiest, juiciest, and most delicious turkey burger there is.

Also, these balsamic caramelized onions? 👌🏼

Do no skimp on the onions. I promise they make these turkey burgers next level.

This, coming from a recent convert to the likes of ground turkey. I was getting pretty sick of our beef, pasta, or vegetarian rut, and knew that The Husband would be game for whatever turkey related meal I put in front of his face.

So I tried out a few recipes, including these incredible turkey and sweet potato meatballs. They gave me the confidence to put even more turkey-themed recipes on the menu.

These turkey burgers are born out of that new-found confidence.



Easy Turkey Burgers with Balsamic Caramelized Onions

Declare your independence from the boring old burger and grill up a batch of these Easy Turkey Burgers.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com


For the onions:

  • 2 large onions
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs balsamic vinegar

For the turkey burgers:

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


To make the onions:

  1. Slice onions into rings.
  2. Heat a large saucepan over high heat and add onions, oil, and vinegar. Sauté for 2-3 minutes or until beginning to turn translucent. Reduce heat to low and cover with a lid that's one size too small for the pan so it fits snugly around the onions.
  3. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions shrink to 1/3 of their size and become buttery soft; about 25 minutes.

To make the turkey burgers:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and incorporate with hands.
  2. Form into 4 patties.
  3. If grilling: Heat to medium and spray heavily with a cooking oil spray or put down 2-3 layers of aluminum foil and spray with cooking oil spray. Add patties to the grill and cook for 5-7 minutes on each side or until no longer pink inside.
  4. If cooking on the stovetop: Heat 1-2 tbs oil in a pan over medium heat. Add turkey burgers and cook for 7 minutes on each side, or no longer pink inside.

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy free, wheat free, gluten free, corn free, soy free, and egg free.
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Emily Levenson is learning to trust her gut all over again. She is committed to listening to AND following the nuggets of wisdom her gut has been dishing out for decades. You can follow Emily's journey here on the blog, through the Nourish + Flourish podcast, and through her posts on Instagram.

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