These are the best Turkey Burgers you will ever have. They get help from some bacon and Worcestershire sauce, which makes them succulent, flavorful, and less likely to dry out. I like to serve these burgers as sliders with swiss cheese and spicy pickles. As sliders, you'll get between 8 to 10 patties; I like 3.5- to-4 ounce sliders. As 8-ounce burgers, you'll get 4 or 5 patties. Multiply this recipe as needed, form patties and freeze them individually for healthy-ish burgers at a moment's notice.
- 2 pounds ground turkey
- 1 large yellow onion
- 2 tablespoons oil
- ½ pound smoked bacon
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon ground pepper
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- Let the ground turkey come up to room temperature for a couple of hours; it's much easier to mix when it isn't cold.
- Chop the onion into a small dice, and sauté in a large pan with the oil over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently. The onion should just be beginning to brown.
- While the onion is cooking, roughly chop the bacon and grind to a paste in a food processor.
- Mix the bacon and garlic powder thoroughly into the ground turkey.
- Once the onions are cooked, remove from heat for a few minutes, then add the Worcestershire sauce; you don't want the sauce to evaporate. Cool further.
- Once cool enough to handle, mix the onion mixture into the ground meat very well, along with the salt and pepper. Your hands are the best tools for this job.
- To test the seasoning, heat a nonstick pan over high and cook a half-inch-wide patty. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed. Be sure to re-taste one final time.
- Form into patties and cook as desired.