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Bunless Herbed Turkey Burgers Recipe

We love the grill for most any meal. And, for a slight twist on the standard, we like to mix it up by making turkey burgers.



Ground turkey is a great source of lean protein. And we keep this meal gluten-free and low-carb by foregoing a bun — replacing it with a nice Bibb lettuce “wrap.”


When paired with tomato, onion, pickle, avocado, and whatever-else-you-prefer, these turkey burgers are a delicious alternative to beef (which you’ll never hear us complain about, either).


So, break out the grill and get practicing with this recipe. Those summer parties and holidays are right around the corner!


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Recipe Notes: Serves 4. 
Prep Time: 20 min / Cook Time: 15 min / Total Time: 35 min




Burger Ingredients:

  • 1.5 pounds ground turkey
  • 2 tbsp shallot minced
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp rosemary chopped
  • 2 tbsp thyme chopped
  • 1 tbsp sage chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Serving the Burgers:

  • Lettuce for wraps
  • Tomato sliced
  • Onion sliced
  • Deli mustard and/or mayo




  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients well.
  3. Form into six-ounce burgers and season with salt and pepper on both sides.
  4. Place on well-oiled grill. Cook on medium-high for five minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  5. Serve on lettuce wraps with toppings on side.
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