These grilled turkey burgers are simple and delicious! Ground turkey is mixed with green onions, Dijon and Monterrey jack cheese and grilled to perfection!

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Big things happened this past week.

Big things like lunch at the Clarkston Union! The Union is a quaint church-turned-restaurant in downtown Clarkston, Michigan. It’s cozy, hip and you get to sit in old church pews! They’re best known for their real-deal grub and “Most Macked Mac & Cheese” yeah it’s pretty darn good. You may have seen a certain episode of Diners, Drive-ins & Dives where Kid Rock shows Guy around his favorite places to eat in Michigan… ie. The Woodshop and Clarkston Union. They’re basically next to each other and, lucky for me, only 20 minutes from where I now live

No I didn’t run into Kid Rock, however I did try my first Turkey Burger. I sure did! I met my friend Heidi for lunch there and she told me their turkey burger was delicious. And it was. It was simple, grilled and topped with the basics. Sometimes food just doesn’t need to be over done with a fancy mayo (although it doesn’t hurt) or a load of crazy toppings.

Keep it simple and that’s all you really need to make a good thing work.

TO Make These Grilled Turkey Burgers You Will Need:

  • 93% lean ground turkey
  • green onions
  • garlic
  • monterrey jack cheese
  • bread crumbs
  • grainy dijon mustard
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil

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 1 clove of garlic into the bowl. If you don’t have a press,  just mince it finely.

Next, measure and add in a heaping 1/4 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 1/4 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 knuckles) 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! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Yield: 8 burgers

Perfect Grilled Turkey Burgers

These grilled turkey burgers are simple and delicious! Ground turkey is mixed with green onions, Dijon and Monterrey jack cheese and grilled to perfection!


  • pounds 93% lean ground turkey
  • 4 green onions, sliced and chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed through a garlic press or minced well
  • 4 ounces monterrey jack cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup coarse grained dijon mustard
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • olive oil, for grill grates


  • Pour olive oil on some paper towel and rub the grill grates, then preheat it to medium-high.
  • Combine all the ingredients above and form in to 6 or 8 patties {depending on the size you form them into}.
  • 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.
  • Remove and serve on a toasted bun with fresh tomatoes, lettuce and thinly sliced red onion.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 193kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 58mg, Sodium: 464mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g