S&T Turkey Burgers

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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. While the onion is cooking, roughly chop the bacon and grind to a paste in a food processor.
  4. Mix the bacon and garlic powder thoroughly into the ground turkey.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Form into patties and cook as desired.