Turkey Burgers with Special Sauce

A hearty, flavorful turkey burger is so easy to put together and cook. It’s easier to cook them inside on a griddle or cast-iron pan. The meat splatters very little, due to its low fat content.  Top with a super-simple and tasty sauce and you have a wonderful meal!

  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 8 mins
  • Total Time: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 large burgers 1x
  • Category: Burgers
  • Method: Stovetop



For the Burgers:

  • 2 lb. Ground Turkey
  • 3/4 c Panko or other Dried Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 c Minced Onion (or sub. 1 tsp Onion Powder)
  • 2 Tbls. Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbls. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Lg Egg
  • 2 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 1/2 t Salt

For the Sauce:

  • 1/4 c Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 c Ketchup
  • 2 Tbls. Sweet Relish
  • 1 T Minced Onion
  • 1/2 t Worcestershire Sauce


  • Buns for Burgers
  • Cheese, if desired
  • Other condiments, as desired: pickles, sliced onion, lettuce, tomato, mustard, ketchup


Make the Burger Patties:

  1. Place the ground turkey, panko and onions into a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add to the turkey. Mix with large spoon or your hands (best method). It’s best not to overwork the mixture, as it may become tough.
  2. Form into 6-8 large patties. Preheat a flat cooking surface (cast-iron pan or griddle) to Medium-High.
  3. Cook until seared nicely on both sides and cooked to 165F. For me, this took approximately 4 minutes per side, 8 minutes total. I made thick burgers, so decrease your time if burgers are thinner. Melt cheese on patties if desired.
  4. Be sure turkey is cooked all the way through before removing from heat. 

Make the Sauce:

  1. Mix all ingredients together. 


  1. Place cooked patties between buns, topping with sauce. Add condiments, as desired.


  1. This recipe makes 6 very large, hearty burgers, or 8-10 medium or smaller burgers. Just makes hem the size your guests would want.
  2. Turkey Burgers are best cooked on a flat surface, as the raw meat is a bit softer than beef or pork.
  3. It’s ok to prepare and shape the burgers several hours in advance. Just keep them covered in the fridge prior to cooking.
  4. Leftover sauce? It’s great as a veggie or chip dip, too!


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