The Best Turkey Burgers

Published July 1, 1998.

Why this recipe works:

For a healthful, lower-fat turkey burger recipe that also tastes good, we discovered that the best-tasting burger was made from boned and skinless turkey thighs. This meat was flavorful and it was only 10 percent fat. Because ground turkey thigh meat is not a supermarket staple, you'll need to… read more

For a healthful, lower-fat turkey burger recipe that also tastes good, we discovered that the best-tasting burger was made from boned and skinless turkey thighs. This meat was flavorful and it was only 10 percent fat. Because ground turkey thigh meat is not a supermarket staple, you'll need to grind it yourself. This is probably the only downside of the recipe. But the food processor makes surprisingly quick and easy work of it, and the burgers it makes taste great—even to confirmed all-beef burger eaters.

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Serves 4

We found that the extra step of grinding fresh turkey thighs ourselves made the most flavorful, best-textured burgers. If you want to save time, buy boneless turkey thighs. Panfrying develops a good, thick crust on the burgers, but grilling gives them a subtle smoky flavor that we love.

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