The Thanksgiving Burger

Wondering how to make a moist turkey burger? I’ve got you covered with this amazing recipe that tastes like a straight up Thanksgiving dinner!

A moist and juicy turkey burger topped with mashed potatoes and gravy! It's like Thanksgiving dinner sandwiched between two buns!

Okay, friends. I love Thanksgiving. Like, a lot. I mean, obviously.

I’m kind of food obsessed. I think about it all the time, trying to come up with crazy new recipes, . Anytime we visit a new city, I’m scouting the restaurant scene. If you tell me about some amazing brownie recipe you made, I’m asking for that recipe. I love foooooooood.

So, Thanksgiving is my jam. It’s all about being thankful, of course. But, it’s also all about the food. And the eating of the food. And the falling into a coma afterwards.

A moist and juicy turkey burger topped with mashed potatoes and gravy! It's like Thanksgiving dinner sandwiched between two buns!

One of my favorite things to do is create all of the flavors of the big meal without all of the work or dishes! These turkey burgers deliver exactly that.

You’ll seriously be amazed at the way these taste like a Thanksgiving meal! They’re so good and absolutely easy enough to make any night of the week! I expected these turn out good – I mean a burger topped with mashed potatoes and gravy couldn’t be bad – but I was blown away by how much we all enjoyed these burgers.

A moist and juicy turkey burger topped with mashed potatoes and gravy! It's like Thanksgiving dinner sandwiched between two buns!

Turkey burgers sometimes get a bad rap. They’re dry or they fall apart during cooking or they’re just plain lacking in flavor. Not these burgers! These moist turkey burgers are juicy and packed with flavor from the thyme, rosemary, and dry stuffing. <– Yes, dry stuffing. I used it in place of bread crumbs and it was pretty genius if you ask me!

Topping these burgers with my creamy best mashed potatoes and rich gravy might seem a little odd, but I promise you, it’s so much better than your standard slice of cheese. You’re going to want a napkin to wipe up the dribbles, but it’ll be worth it!

If you’re super Thanksgiving-y, add a little bit of homemade cranberry sauce or green bean casserole with bacon!

I hope you guys give these a try and report back how you like them. Because I’m not exaggerating at all when I say that these are our new favorite burger recipe of all time!

A moist and juicy turkey burger topped with mashed potatoes and gravy! It's like Thanksgiving dinner sandwiched between two buns!

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The Thanksgiving Burger

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Servings: 4 servings
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: comfort food, easy Thanksgiving recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Calories: 640 kcal

Wondering how to make a moist turkey burger? I've got you covered with this amazing recipe that tastes like a straight up Thanksgiving dinner!

Ingredients

For the turkey burgers:
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup Stove Top Stuffing dry mix
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons butter
For the gravy:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
To serve:

Instructions

  1. To prepare the burgers: Add the ground beef, stuffing, egg, parsley, and seasonings to a medium bowl. Use your hands to combine and form into 4 equal sized patties.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Melt 1 tablespoons of butter in the skillet and add the turkey patties.
  3. Cook for 6 minutes before flipping. After flipping, chop the remaining tablespoon of butter into 4 small pieces and top each burger with a piece of butter.
  4. Continue cooking for 6 more minutes or until a thermometer reads 160 degrees.
  5. To prepare the gravy: While the burgers are cooking, melt the butter in a small sauce pan. Whisk in the flour and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Whisk in the chicken stock, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and gravy is smooth. Turn off heat.
  7. To serve: Heat a large skillet over medium heat and melt the butter on the skillet.
  8. Place the buns, cut side down, on the skillet to toast.
  9. Top each bun with a turkey burger, scoop of mashed potatoes, chopped chives, and hefty drizzle of gravy. Top with bun and serve.
Nutrition Facts
The Thanksgiving Burger
Amount Per Serving
Calories 640 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 170mg57%
Sodium 1397mg61%
Potassium 651mg19%
Carbohydrates 55g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 880IU18%
Vitamin C 13.4mg16%
Calcium 82mg8%
Iron 3.9mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on bunsinmyoven.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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