Kid-Friendly Mediterranean Turkey Burgers

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

This lovely recipe comes from the June 2007 issue of Family Fun magazine! I find plain turkey burgers to be very blah. These sound delicious. Haven't tried them yet, but will edit this recipe once I do.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the turkey, pear, egg, panko, parsley, garlic, sage, rosemary, and allspice in a large bowl until well combined.
  2. Add the salt and pepper or more to taste. (to test the flavor, cook a tsp or two of the meat mixture in the microwave or small skillet).
  3. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions and shape them into patties, gently pressing the center of each to create a slight indentation. This will prevent the patty from bulging in the center, so that you end up with a flat, evenly cooked burger.
  4. Refrigerate the patties until the grill is ready.
  5. Prepare a charcoal fire or a gas grill to medium-hot.
  6. Wipe the rack with canola oil and lay the burgers on it indentation side up.
  7. Let them cook, without pressing down on them, until the bottoms are well seared, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  8. Flip the burgers and continue grilling until they are completely cooked through (the juices will run clear) another 5 to 7 minutes.
Most Helpful

Wow! These are great, not dry and very tasty. I popped the leftover burgers individually wrapped in the freezer to pack in my lunches. Made for My 3 Chefs. Thanks for posting a keeper!

ElaineAnn July 02, 2007