Yep, we said it -- these are the best, juiciest, most flavorful turkey burgers we've tried. The secret is mushrooms. They add juiciness and savory flavor (and make it a healthier burger!), but you actually don't even realize they're there.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

15 mins
37 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until tender and all liquid has evaporated.

  • In a large bowl, combine mushrooms, turkey, onion, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Do not overwork. Form into four 3/4-inch thick patties.

  • Place patties on the greased rack of a grill directly over medium heat. Cover and grill 14 to 18 minutes or until no longer pink (160°F), turning once halfway through grilling time.


The mushrooms really do wonders for ground turkey, which is often so dry as a burger. But this recipe can be made with any ground meat (beef, pork, lamb, chicken), and you'll get the same benefits -- extra nutrients and juiciness from the secret 'shrooms and less cholesterol, fat and calories from meat.

*Prep Tip

A food processor is ideal for finely chopping the mushrooms, but a large chef's knife is fine, too.

Nutrition Facts

259 calories; fat 18g; cholesterol 88mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 5g; mono fat 8g; poly fat 4g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 2g; protein 21g; vitamin a 121IU; vitamin c 2.6mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 7.8mg; vitamin b6 0.6mg; folate 17.9mcg; vitamin b12 1.5mcg; sodium 688mg; potassium 479mg; calcium 50mg; iron 2.1mg.