Welcome friends and meet the turkey burger. Simple and all kinds of wonderful. I’m happy to be finally introducing you. Hubby’ pretty happy too given I told him THREE weeks ago I was making them to grab some photos for the blog. They eventuated just last night. Bad wifey. Very. Bad. Wifey. What can I say, I love to cook until I HAVE to cook. Rebel.

Anywaaaaay, these simple burger patties are great for baking, bbq’ing or anything in between. The turkey is kept moist by the tomato and shallots {and speedy cooking time}. And short version, they are a win. Go heavy with the salt, pepper and herbs, the turkey just seems to soak it up. Enjoy of hearty buns like we did or with steamed veggies for the lighter option. They also work well in replacing the smaller meatballs in my simple meatball recipe. Just saying. 

Are you ready to make them then? Let’s do this thing…


The patties:

1/4 cup sliced shallots
1 tbsp garlic
1 cup sliced semi dried tomatoes {drained}
Basil, parsley or oregano to taste {I like LOTS}
1 large egg
salt & pepper to taste
1kg uncooked ground turkey breast

To serve:

Washed Cos lettuce
Sliced Roma Tomatoes
At least 6 buns, toasted and wonderful
Mayonnaise {the thicker the better!}


  • Combine the pattie ingredients into a bowl and combine with your hands, if too wet add a small amount of breadcrumbs
  • Split into 6 patties and refrigerate until required {makes them yummier, I think!}
  • Cook them {I bakes ours for 30 minutes in a moderate oven the are great on a BBQ etc as well}. They cook pretty fast, watch that.
  • Serve hot on the buns with the salad stuff and lashings of mayo. SO GOOD.


So enjoy them folks. It works with chicken mince too. It’s easy and light on and nothing like the heaviness of beef. I’ve got the whole hover pin button thing happening, so save them to your boards for later. Worth keeping, especially for those not in summer at the moment. You’re going to want this one come bbq season. Local friends, start now, before summer fades.

Yum yum.


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