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Air Fryer Turkey Burgers

Craving a burger but don’t want to fire up the grill? My favorite turkey burger recipe uses only 4 ingredients for delicious results and can be cooked in about 10 minutes using your air fryer!

turkey burger patty on lettuce topped with tomatoes and red onion slices

Highlights

  • When I first got my air fryer I loved it for things like frozen fries and tots.  Then I started thinking about other things that I would love to make but wouldn’t normally bother with like fried pickles or chicken wings.  
  • But what I quickly learned was not only does an air fryer replace deep frying, it also works perfectly for many recipes you usually bake or grill.  On a whim one night I threw in some burger patties and they came out perfectly juicy and delicious!
  • I knew the next thing to try was my favorite turkey burger recipe.  Many people don’t love turkey burgers because they’ve only had dry bland turkey burgers.  By adding chopped jalapeno, shallot and garlic to the ground turkey you get insanely juicy and flavorful burgers every time. And they are so very easy to make.

ground turkey

Use a high quality organic ground turkey for best results.

shallot and jalapeno

Ingredient Notes

  • I recommend fresh and not canned jalapeño for this recipe.  We remove the ribs and seed so they don’t turn out spicy but rather the jalapeño gives flavor.
  • You can use shallot for a milder flavor or red onion if you don’t mind a more distinct onion flavor (you’ll want around 1/4 cup chopped).  The onion gives flavor and moisture to the burgers.
  • Jarred minced garlic – the only kind of garlic I typically keep on hand. You could swap out for fresh, but you may want to reduce the amount so the garlic doesn’t overpower.

step by step making turkey burgers

Preparation Notes

  • Once you’ve finally chopped the jalapeno and shallot mix everything together in a bowl using your hands until just mixed.
  • I like to visually divide up the mixture into fourths to ensure my burger will be evenly sized. You could also use a kitchen scale.
  • Place the burgers carefully in the air fryer basket, they will be very wet and will fall apart easily. This is normal and they will hold together as they cook.
  • Flip once and monitor for them to be cooked through using a food thermometer (burgers should be 165 degrees F)

Equipment Notes

Recipe Notes

  • Serve up burgers on buns or lettuce wraps with tomato, onion, ketchup and mayo or as desired

How To Prep Ahead

  • Mix together meat mixture and form patties
  • Separate by parchment paper or wrap each patty in plastic wrap
  • Store in fridge up to 3 days or freezer up to 3 months

How To Store Leftovers

  • Let cool completely then store in air tight containers in fridge up to 3 days 

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Air Fryer Turkey Burgers

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Craving a burger but don’t want to fire up the grill? My favorite turkey burger recipe uses only 4 ingredients for delicious results and can be cooked in about 10 minutes using your air fryer! 
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:20 minutes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 jalapeno diced, ribs and seeds removed
  • 1 shallot peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon jarred minced garlic

Instructions

  • Mix together all ingredients by hand in small bowl until just combined
  • Divide into 4 equal portions and form into burger patties
  • Place in air fryer basket at cook at 380 degrees for 10-12 mintues until cooked through

Notes

  • Serve on as desired on buns or lettuce wraps
  • Prep ahead!  Mix together, form patties, separate by parchment paper or wrap each patty in plastic wrap
  • Store in fridge up to 3 days or freezer up to 3 months
  • Let cool completely then store in air tight containers in fridge up to 3 days 
  • Burgers are done when they reach and internal temp of 165 degrees F

Nutrition

Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 59mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 134kcal

2 Comments

  1. Unfortunately mine were white on the outside and dry on the inside. How do you get them to brown?

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