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Turkey Burgers!

I’ve never been a big turkey burger advocate until my sister, Colleen, introduced me to her amazing recipe. Now it’s a staple in our meals that I make about once a month. They are delicious and simple to make. Also, pretty easy to clean up which is a huge plus while camping!

Turkey burger goodness


  • 2 lbs ground turkey (85% lean – no leaner or else they will fall apart!)
  • 2-3 green onions – chopped
  • half to full bunch of cilantro – chopped
  • 1 jalapeno – chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic – minced
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1/2 or 1 cup of bread crumbs
  • A good splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Some good squirts of mustard (I like spicy brown mustard)
  • 1-3 tablespoons of cumin
  • Whatever other spices you want to add (oregano, paprika, tumeric, etc)
  • Hamburger buns
  • Cheese slices (if you like cheeseburgers)


  1. Combine all the above ingredients into a medium size bowl.
  2. Use clean hands and mash it all together. I hate (HATE) touching raw meat so I like to put on disposable gloves.
  3. Create 8 patties out of the creation. I just eyeball it and can get 8 patties. However, my sister weighs each patty to make it 170 grams (she gets 7 patties out of it). Making them the same weight allows them to all cook evenly. Eyeballing it is just easier and to be honest, I’ve never had a problem.
  4. Shape the patties with an indent in the middle of each (see my picture below). This helps hold the patty together while it cooks.
  5. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or silicone baking mat. Place patties on it. Put in freezer.
  6. Freeze for at least 1 hour. Okay to freeze overnight.
  7. Heat up the grill.
  8. Spray both sides of each patty with Pam. Get another person to help you with this – it will go faster.
  9. Grill patties (add cheese if desired) and enjoy!
My sister (Colleen) with her two adorable children, Josephine and Francis.

Ok so here are some pictures of my ingredients. I do have a confession. I forgot to buy garlic and I didn’t have garlic powder. So I added the next best thing – onion powder to give it more flavor. It got the job done!

Combine it all in a bowl and mash it together.

Then create your patties and put in the freezer for at LEAST 1 hour.

Each patty has an indentation to help hold the patty together while it cooks.

Grill and eat!



Published by TheHungryCamper

Traveling the US with my husband in an RV in hopes of finding a place to put down our roots. I'm completely new to RVing so join me as I learn to cook in the elements and out of my comfort zone. Some hot messes are likely, but also delicious food too. I'll also be sharing stories about our travel experiences beyond cooking.

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