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


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; 18 g total fat; 4 g saturated fat; 4 g polyunsaturated fat; 8 g monounsaturated fat; 88 mg cholesterol; 688 mg sodium. 479 mg potassium; 5 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 2 g sugar; 21 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 121 IU vitamin a; 3 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 8 mg niacin equivalents; 1 mg vitamin b6; 18 mcg folate; 1 mcg vitamin b12; 50 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;