Perfect Turkey Burgers

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 55 min
  • Prep: 35 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 burgers
  • Nutrition Info
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1 large portobello mushroom cap

1 tablespoon coarsely chopped shallot

3 tablespoons lightly packed fresh parsley

1 1/4 pounds 85% to 93% lean ground turkey

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

8 thin slices manchego or white cheddar cheese

4 English muffins, split

Dijon mustard, mayonnaise and sliced avocado, for topping


  1. Use a spoon to scrape out the gills from the underside of the mushroom cap. Cut the cap into 1-inch pieces and transfer to a food processor. Add the shallot and parsley and pulse until chopped.
  2. Transfer the mushroom mixture to a large bowl. Add the turkey, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper to taste; gently mix with your hands until just combined. Divide into 4 balls, then lightly press into 4-inch-wide, 1-inch-thick patties. Put on a large plate, cover and refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat a grill to medium. Brush the grates with olive oil. Grill the patties, undisturbed, until marked on the bottom, 4 to 5 minutes. Give the patties a quarter turn and cook until marked again, 4 to 5 more minutes. Flip the patties and grill until cooked through, 6 to 7 more minutes; top each with 2 slices cheese during the last 3 minutes of cooking and cover with a disposable aluminum pan to melt.
  4. Toast the English muffins on the grill, then spread with mustard and mayonnaise. Serve the patties on the English muffins; top with avocado.
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