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BBQ Turkey Burgers (Healthy + Easy)

by Heather

Healthy homemade BBQ turkey burgers perfect for summertime eating! These turkey burgers are flavor packed with BBQ sauce, green onion and held together with a little gluten free oat flour. You’ll love these for an easy dinner, or to meal prep for the week! They can be cooked inside on the stove, or added onto the BBQ.

BBQ turkey burgers

Burgers for all the time

Summertime calls for burgers! I love burgers of all kinds. What about you? I’ll take beef, chicken, turkey, salmon, veggie… it honestly doesn’t matter to me. Burgers are such a beautiful canvas for flavors and are super customizable.

You can have your burger on a bun, or use it as a salad topper. You can wrap it in lettuce, or chop it up and use it in a stir fry. The possibilities are endless!

bbq turkey burgers

Ingredients for BBQ turkey burgers

bbq turkey burgers

How to make BBQ turkey burgers

  1. In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients. With a large spoon (or your hands!), mix until everything is combined. You may need a little more oat flour depending on how wet your mixture is.
  2. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat and lightly coat with olive oil spray. Divide your turkey mixture into 6 even patties and place on the grill pan. Allow the first side to cook for 3-4 minutes, until you can see the bottom whitening, then flip. Let the second side cook another 2-3 minutes, or until the meat is no longer pink. Cook in batches if needed.
bbq turkey burgers

Serving up your burgers

We can serve burgers in so many ways. First, consider if you are going for a bun, or bun-less. Maybe you use a few romaine leaves to wrap it up. Maybe you serve it over salad. Maybe you toast a couple slides of bread!

Next, consider the spreads. Here are a handful of favorite options: mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, mashed avocado, chipotle aioli and extra bbq sauce.

Lastly, think about the other items going inside the burger. Are you adding lettuce, tomato, pickles, sautéed veggies or cheese? Customize them to your liking!

BBQ turkey burgers

BBQ Turkey Burgers

Healthy homemade BBQ turkey burgers perfect for summertime eating! These turkey burgers are flavor packed with BBQ sauce, green onion and held together with a littel gluten free oat flour. You'll love these for an easy dinner, or to meal prep for the week!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burgers, dinner, healthy dinner, meal prep, turkey
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos
  • 1/3 cup oat flour
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients. With a large spoon (or your hands!), mix until everything is combined. You may need a little more oat flour depending on how wet your mixture is.
  • Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat and lightly coat with olive oil spray. Divide your turkey mixture into 4 even patties and place on the grill pan. Allow the first side to cook for 3-4 minutes, until you can see the bottom whitening, then flip. Let the second side cook another 2-3 minutes, or until the meat is no longer pink. Cook in batches if needed.

Did you make this recipe? Be sure to tag me @fitmamarealfood and use the hashtag #fitmamarealfood on Instagram so I can see what you’re making!

bbq turkey burgers

If you try this recipe please leave a rating and comment below so other’s can see how they turn out for you!

XO

Heather

*Originally published in January 2012. Updated July 2020.*

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15 comments

Lauren @ What Lauren Likes January 23, 2012 - 9:40 am

Love this! They look great 🙂

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Lindsey January 23, 2012 - 9:47 am

I usually make a large grain based salad Sunday’s for easy lunches during the week, or for days there are not supper left overs. I am lucky and go home for lunch but pack the hubby’s.

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Get Healthy with Heather January 23, 2012 - 1:07 pm

Lucky you! I used to be able to go home at lunch and loved it. Sounds like a great lunch time meal.

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Lindsay @ Lindsay's List January 23, 2012 - 10:53 am

I do this same thing, but with breakfast burritos. Make them on Sunday and freeze them for Travis so he can have a “grab n go”!

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Get Healthy with Heather January 23, 2012 - 1:07 pm

Aren’t we just the sweetest wives?

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Erica January 23, 2012 - 1:22 pm

LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE bbq, love turkey. Heaven. Looks so good. Yes, I prep lunches big time. I make J all three meals (usually) during the week.

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Get Healthy with Heather January 23, 2012 - 1:31 pm

What would those boys do without us?!?!?!

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thehealthyapron January 23, 2012 - 3:49 pm

wow this is a such a good idea! I always pack my hubby’s lunches but never think to prep them like this ahead of time! I’ll have to give it a try!

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Get Healthy with Heather January 25, 2012 - 6:34 am

Since I started prepping ahead of time it saves me soooo much rushed time in the mornings.

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers January 23, 2012 - 3:58 pm

Yum! These look amazing! I have been craving burgers, think I’ll make some tonight!

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Nicole, RD January 24, 2012 - 7:35 am

I always put leftovers in individual tupperware to take as lunches for the week. Hubby doesn’t always take me up on that offer (I guess whatever the cafeteria at work is serving up beats out my leftovers…psh!) 😉

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Get Healthy with Heather January 25, 2012 - 6:35 am

Psh that hubby! Since we’re on a budget we never really buy lunch out, so he knows he’s gotta take what I make or not eat. Easy as that!

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Jentry Nielsen January 24, 2012 - 12:59 pm

Wow these look delicious! I love ground turkey, I substitute it all the time without telling the family, they’d never eat it if I told them! ha I think I’ll have to give these ones a try!!!

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