Bun-less Turkey Burgers

I am a sucker for a good, juicy burger, but I try not to eat them all time as I know they aren’t the best things to be putting into my body. I mostly eat 80% healthy and then have few indulgences throughout the week! Instead of only allowing myself one burger a month, I decided to create a burger recipe that I could have any time I wanted! These turkey burgers are a win win for me- they satisfy my burger craving while not making me feel like I just consumed 2,000 calories at the same time! And bonus- my fiancé loves them too! I wrap the patties in romaine or put them over arugula for a salad version, but you are welcome to eat them however you please! And the topping are endless! I like to change them up every time I make these, but my usual go-tos are avocado, sautéed mushrooms, red onion and tomatoes! Get creative in the kitchen and let me know your favorite way to serve them! Enjoy!

Bun-less Turkey Burgers

  • Prep Time: 5m
  • Cook Time: 15m
  • Total Time: 20m
  • Serves: 4
  • Yield: 4 turkey burger patties


  • 1 lb lean ground turkey
  • ½ small onion, chopped fine
  • 3 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • salt and pepper

Optional Toppings

  • Jalapenos
  • Avocado
  • Tomatoes
  • Red onion
  • Lettuce


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix everything together, but do not overwork the meat.
  3. Once all the ingredients are incorporated, divide the burgers into 4 patties.
  4. Heat a grill pan over medium/high heat with some avocado oil and ghee. When the pan is hot, sear the burgers. Cook them on each side for about 4-6 minutes until they form a nice golden brown edge, then finish in the oven. Bake them in the oven for 8-10 minutes depending on how thick your patties are.
  5. Place the burgers on a bed of lettuce (I prefer to use arugula or romaine). Then I like to top mine with sliced avocado, red onions, jalapenos and tomatoes. Feel free to put whatever veggies you prefer on top!

xo, Rachel

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