Turkey Burgers

While I’m not a fan of beef burgers, I do quite like turkey burgers and wonder of wonders, so do all of the children and Mr. Simply Homemade. I do believe we could refer to this as a minor miracle!

My method for making turkey burgers is almost the same as how I make meatballs, except I’m making them into patty shapes, obviously.


I rarely buy shop bought burgers, by making my own I am aware what’s in them, there’s nothing nasty in there and it’s cheaper too to make my own.


Ingredients-Makes 7

130g Breadcrumbs
1 Carrot, finely grated
1 Onion, finely chopped
1 Garlic Clove, grated/crushed
1 tsp Chilli Flakes
Salt & Pepper
600g Turkey Mince

Rapeseed Oil for cooking.


  • Preheat the oven to 180C (fan) and have a baking tray ready.
  • Add the breadcrumbs, carrot, onion, garlic, chilli flakes and seasoning to the food processor and blitz until it all comes together.
  • With the motor running, feed the turkey mince in slowly, letting everything come together well.
  • When the mixture has all come together it’s time to make the burgers. What I do, is weigh the mixture and divide it up so I have all equal sized burgers that will all cook the same. You can do this by eye if you prefer.
  • Heat the rapeseed oil in a frying pan and cook the burgers for 3-4 minutes on either side. Then transfer to a baking tray and bake for 15 minutes.


Serve the burgers in a bun with whatever salads and sauces you like. If you have time you may even wish to have your own homemade buns prepared.


I love mine with a little cheddar and some Wexford Home Preserves Cranberry Sauce, absolutely delicious.

Some homemade chips, side salad and happy faces at the dinner table; what more can one ask for?


8 thoughts on “Turkey Burgers

    1. Thank you! I hope you enjoy them, I think you will 🙂 I do Pork Burgers too, my 11 year old loves them, me not so much, bet I rarely eat meat anymore – my daughter turned vegetarian so as to show her a little support I’ve been eating the same meals as her (which is just an adaption of the main meal!) Haven’t missed meat at all!!

      1. I often go off meat these days too Nicola as I find it suits me better but it requires a bit of extra organisation and I seem to be lacking that these days 😉 . I often make meatballs from turkey, pork or lamb (sometimes a combination) and they love them. My kids often make burgers when they are making the family dinner (something we have started to do on school breaks etc) 🙂

        1. Kids making the dinner is a great idea! I really should implement that here, what better way for them to learn.
          It does take a little extra organisation and planing, I’m using it as an exercise to try new meals too….the ‘meatless’ meatballs went down like a lead balloon with most of the family lol 😀 (They were made from lentils and other ‘bits’ )

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