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juicy grilled turkey burger

Grilled Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Mayo

A flavorful and delicious grilled turkey burger that doesn't suck! This delicious burger is topped with a chipotle mayo.
Course Entree
Cuisine American, burgers, grilled, hamburgers
Keyword grilled turkey burger, how long to grill turkey burgers, how to grill turkey burgers, turkey burger
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Refrigerator Time 30 minutes
Total Time 59 minutes
Servings 4 Burgers
Calories 338kcal
Cost $10.00


  • 1 ¼ pounds ground turkey
  • ¼ cup shaved onion
  • 1 tablespoon BBQ sauce (alternatively you can sub ketchup)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon poultry rub

Turkey Burger Toppings

  • 1 medium red onion, thickly sliced
  • 1 package butter lettuce, rinsed and dried
  • cup hot peppers, diced
  • 2 whole dill pickles, thickly sliced
  • 8 slices grilled bacon

Chipotle Mayo

  • 2 tablespoons Adobo from Chipotle in Adobo sauce
  • cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon freshly juiced lime


Preparing Turkey Patties

  • Using a box grater, grate ½ an onion using the largest holes. Strain to remove excess water.
  • In a large bowl add ground turkey, grated onion, barbecue sauce, Worcestershire, and poultry seasoning. Mix gently with hands.
  • Section off the ground turkey into four even sections and using hands, gently form the ground turkey into patties. Place each burger onto a large plate or small backing sheet lined with parchment paper about ½ inch thick. Place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

For the Grilled Turkey Burger

  • Prepare grill for two zone cooking and target 450 Fahrenheit degrees over direct heat while the patties sit in the fridge to set.
  • When the grill is temperature, remove the burgers from the fridge and place over the direct heat. Grill over direct heat for six minutes with lid closed and then flip. Grill for an additional 6 minutes with lid closed or until the internal temperature of the burger is 165 degrees F using an instant read thermometer.

Chipotle Mayo

  • Combine all ingredients together and stir. Adjust flavors to personal taste. Can be made in advance. If too spicy for your taste feel free to add a touch of honey.

Making the Burgers

  • Make your burger with your favorite toppings and put a dollop of the chipotle mayo on top of the trimmings before capping with the bun.


Optional: Grill the bun over direct heat for 1 minute, brioche buns grill fast
Optional Grilled Bacon: If wanting bacon - then place bacon on the indirect side of the grill while you start it up. As the grill comes up to temperature and as you grill the burgers, the bacon should be done and crispy. Avoid bacon over direct heat as that will cause major flare ups.
Cool those raw burgers. The burger mix will be pasty. By placing them in the fridge for 30 minutes, they will set enough to grill easily and not fall through or stick to the grates.


Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 382mg | Potassium: 530mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 473IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg