Turkey Burgers Recipe | PBS Food


Prep time: 20 Minutes

Total time: 30 Minutes

Yield: Serves 4


  • 6 slices whole-wheat sandwich bread
  • 1 lb. lean ground turkey (7% fat)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons prepared mango chutney preferably Major Grey's, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 cup mesclun lettuce mix
  • 1 medium tomato sliced


  1. For juicy burgers, use ground turkey that's at least seven percent fat. Sour cream, mango chutney, and mustard will give them additional flavor and moisture.
  2. In a medium bowl, tear 2 slices bread into small pieces. Add turkey, sour cream, 3 tablespoons chutney, 1 tablespoon mustard, chili powder, and 1 teaspoon coarse salt. Shape into 4 firmly packed 5-inch round patties.
  3. Freeze on a baking sheet until firm, about 30 minutes, then wrap each burger in plastic; place all burgers in a resealable freezer bag, label, and date. Freeze up to 2 months.
  4. To cook: Thaw burgers overnight in the refrigerator. Heat broiler with rack set 4 inches from heat. Place burgers on a rimmed baking sheet; broil until firm and cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes per side.
  5. Lightly toast 4 slices bread. Dividing evenly, top each with lettuce, burger, and tomato.
  6. Stir together 1 tablespoon each chutney and mustard, and serve alongside burgers.


Note: When burgers are wrapped separately, you can defrost as few or as many as you need.

Nutrition Info

Per serving: 365 calories; 13.6 grams fat; 28.7 grams protein; 34.1 grams carbohydrates; 4.3 grams fiber
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