Simple Savory Turkey Burgers With Zucchini Relish

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

A "Burger of the Month" from Everyday with Rachael Ray. I switched up the recipe a bit, as I don't keep fresh herbs on hand. The relish is good, but you can certainly serve the burger without and it will be just as yummy!!! Sometimes instead of topping them with the cheese, I stuff them with swiss or cheddar cheese. . .so good! And sometimes I make them into sliders, making 6 burgers instead of 4.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the ground turkey, grill seasoning, mustard and poultry seasoning.
  2. Form 4 patties. Using your thumb, make an indentation in the center of each to prevent bulging while cooking. Let the patties sit so the flavors blend while you make the relish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine zucchini, bell pepper, onion, hot sauce, lime juice, tomatoes and salt to taste. Set aside.
  4. Spray your large skillet with cooking spray (or use one turn of olive oil) and place it over med-high heat. Add the patties and cook until the juices run clear, which is about 5 minutes on each side. During the last minute of cooking, top each burger with a cheese slice so that it melts.
  5. Toast and butter the English Muffins. Set a lettuce leaf and burger on each muffin bottom and top with a spoonful of zucchini relish and the muffin top. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

This recipe was recommended by Chef #482376 and boy is it good! We too used Montreal Steak Seasoning along with Kaiser rolls, green bell pepper (all we had) and lemon rather than lime juice. I made a sauce to spread on the buns that consisted of just mayo and honey. It added even more great flavor! I have never had turkey burgers, but I will have them often now. Great recipe!

2Bleu February 15, 2009

This recipe made it into book#234156! Hands-down the best turkey burger I have ever had. For years I've been trying different turkey burger recipes and they always left me just wanting a good ol' hamburger instead. I'm happy to announce that this recipe surpassed my high expectations for a turkey burger. It is delicious, full of flavor and pretty darn healthy, too! Notes: 1.When reading "grill seasoning" in the recipe, I would have ordinarily used a chicken grill seasoning BUT since JanuaryBride had noted that she used a steak seasoning, I decided to give that I try. I believe it's a KEY ingredient. The black pepper and mixture of spices in the steak seasoning (I used 'Montreal Steak Seasoning') hit the perfect flavor notes with the turkey. 2. I used a stoneground mustard vs. dijon and it was perfect for this recipe. 3. Definitely follow the directions in terms of toasting the english muffins OR buns. It does make a difference. *I used toasted whole wheat buns. 4. For the 2 family members who like cheese, I used plain American cheese (it was delish) and went without cheese for the 2 who don't care for it. Everyone gave it rave reviews! 5. I really loved the relish, but also think the turkey burger can stand alone! Great recipe. Thank you!!!! ~Aussie/NZ Swap #16

LifeIsGood December 30, 2008

Just had this for dinner and It was good. I have never had a turkey burger before so I picked this recipe for my first time =] It was definitely refreshing to try something different for a change. The relish was great! This is something I would make again.

roxsi May 18, 2008