Turkey Burgers

Turkey BurgersOur family is small, and so our post-Thanksgiving turkey leftovers are huge! We cooked up a turkey that was nearly 12 pounds, pretty average as turkeys go I guess, but that sure is a lot of turkey for 2 adults and 1 small child (both of our families live overseas, so it’s just us at Thanksgiving!).

My husband loves eating cold turkey leftovers, but I don’t care for the bird that much. So I’m always trying to come up with new, more appetizing ways to use up all of that turkey meat. I have an idea for a new soup that I’m going to try soon, but in the meantime, these turkey burgers were pretty tasty! And the best part is that they’re grain-free!

If you have some leftover stuffing, I imagine it would be quite tasty to incorporate some of that into the burgers as well!

Turkey Burgers

2 cups cooked, diced turkey meat (I used a mixture of white and dark meat)
3/4 cup coarsely chopped red onion
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon dried sage
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 eggs
Dash of hot sauce (optional)
Turkey stuffing (optional) note: haven’t tried this so not sure of quantity.

1. Add all ingredients into a food processor. Process until well-blended but stop while there is still texture (don’t let it turn into a puree!)
2. Heat oil in a pan. Form turkey mixture into patties and cook until golden on each side.

We didn’t eat these with buns, but I’m sure they would be good that way too. I had mine with a side of veggies and salad, and my husband had grilled cheese and salad. Yum yum!

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13 Responses to Turkey Burgers

  1. daisy says:

    Great idea! I’m gonna take care of that bird today!

  2. mjskit says:

    What a great idea for leftover turkey! these look delicious! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!

  3. These look really good. I can’t wait to have some leftover turkey to try them :-)

  4. What a great idea for leftover turkey. Would love for you to share on Thursdays Treasures http://fooddonelight.com/thursdays-treasures-week-62/

  5. Jen says:

    I love this idea! I didn’t have Thanksgiving at my house this year, but next year I am definitely do this with the leftovers!

  6. We love ways to use up leftovers. Thanks for sharing on GAPS Friendly Friday, Debbie!

  7. Miz Helen says:

    I love the Sage and Thyme in your Turkey Burgers, can’t wait to give them a try. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. These look so good! This would be a perfect post to share at our Meal Plan Monday link-up at http://www.modernalternativekitchen.com! Hope to see you there tomorrow!

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  10. Thanks for sharing at Modern Alternative Kitchen’s Meal Plan Monday link-up! Hope to see you there again this Monday!

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