These grilled turkey burgers are simple and delicious!

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Ground turkey mixed with green onions, Dijon mustard and Monterrey jack cheese and grilled to perfection!

So later that night I hopped on the internet in search of the perfect grilled turkey burger recipe. I found several different ones, but the one by Martha Stewart caught my eye and looked promising, so I just put my spin on it and they were a hit!

Ummm-yeah, just try not to forget the garlic like I almost did. I always seem to forget to put it in my ingredient shot. Doh.

First, start by slicing up 4 green onions. You will only need the dark and light green parts. Next, give them a good chop so they are in smaller pieces and add them into the bowl with the ground turkey.

Then squeeze in a clove of garlic into the bowl. If you don’t have a press… just mince it finely.

Next, measure and add in a heaping quarter cup of fresh bread crumbs. I just found a couple hot dog buns that weren’t going to be consumed anytime soon because they were a little on the hard side and put them in my mini food processor and ground them up. Insta-breadcrumbs.

Then measure out a quarter cup of coarse grained Dijon mustard…

Next grate up half a block (or 4 oz) of Monterrey Jack cheese.

Then add both the cheese and mustard into the mix of ground turkey, green onions and garlic. You see where this is going right?

Lastly, season with a few turns or pinches of salt and lots of black pepper.

Next give it a stir, by spoon or by hand, until all the ingredients are mixed throughout.

Now just form into patties. Depending on the size of burgers you’re making… this recipe will yield 6-8.

Then preheat your grill to medium-high. Place the burger onto the grates and grill for 6-8 minutes. I love that I can actually SEE the mustard (and my husband’s knuckles0 in this shot!

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Next, turn the burgers and grill on the second side for an additional 6 to 8 minutes or until they are fully cooked. The whole cooking time is roughly 14-18 minutes. Rubbing the grates with oil before preheating is important.

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Lastly top with slices of fresh tomatoes, torn lettuce and thinly sliced red onion on a toasted bun. The garlic and mustard combo really sets these juicy grilled turkey burgers apart from the turkey burgers. A deliciously light burger that everyone will love.

Winner-Winner turkey burger dinner!

Enjoy! And if you give this Grilled Turkey Burgers recipe a try, let me know by snapping a photo and tagging me on twitter or instagram!

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Perfect Grilled Turkey Burgers
Yield: 6-8 burgers

Perfect Grilled Turkey Burgers

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1-1/2 pounds 93% lean ground turkey
  • 4 whole green onions, sliced and chopped
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, pressed through a garlic press or minced well
  • 4 ounces monterrey jack cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup (heaping) fresh bread crumbs, or use your favorite
  • 1/4 cup coarse grained dijon mustard
  • A couple pinches of kosher salt
  • Lots of fresh ground black pepper
  • olive oil, for grill grates


  1. Pour olive oil on some paper towel and rub the grill grates, then preheat it to medium-high.
  2. Combine all the ingredients above and form in to 6 or 8 patties {depending on the size you form them into}.
  3. Sear the turkey burgers on one side for 6 minutes, flip and continue to cook until the burgers are well done, about 8-10 minutes more.
  4. Remove and serve on a toasted bun with fresh tomatoes, lettuce and thinly sliced red onion.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 368Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 137mgSodium: 575mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 36g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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