While we’re all about some comfort food, we are also about making healthy happen—and so the recipe for these Roasted Tomato Turkey Burgers was born. Non-beef burgers often get a bad rap for being dry, but these Turkey Burgers are nice and JUICY! But like many great things, juicy starts at the grocery store: 93% lean turkey meat is key to keeping these babies from drying out.
We’re also giving you the recipe for Ryan’s *Really Good* Roasted Tomatoes, which you’ll put both in the burger (even more moisture!) AND on top of it. They take some time to roast (so do this in advance), but they really are easy to make and worth the wait. Ryan’s Roasted Tomatoes taste better than ketchup and they’re definitely healthier too. We’ll even teach you how to pick the best tomatoes of the season in our Winter Tomato Guide. These Turkey Burger patties also include caramelized onions in them—they’re beyond delicious and we’ll teach you How to Quickly Caramelize Onions as well.
Clearly there’s a lot to love about these turkey burgers and it’s not over! We’re happy to say they freeze quite well. If you’re not ready to eat all 6, wrap your remaining patties in plastic wrap and put them in the freezer. Just remember to let them thaw before cooking next time!
Another couple of tips to make these Roasted Tomato Turkey Burgers the best they can be? Make sure to salt BOTH sides of the burger when you cook them. Ya gotta salt things properly, people—it’s how you make them good. Also, be sure to use a high heat cooking oil (NOT olive oil!) in your pan. We love Suncoco Oil if you want to give that a try.
Now get ready to make the Roasted Tomato Turkey Burgers of a lifetime.
- Ground Turkey (93% lean for a juicy turkey burger!!!)
- Onion: we’ll be caramelizing this one. Learn how to do it fast!
- Rosemary Sprigs
- Ryan’s Really Good Roasted Tomatoes : tastier & healthier than ketchup
- Olive Oil
- Sharp Cheddar Cheese Slices
- High Heat Cooking Oil (we love SunCoco!)
- Burger Buns: toast these up before serving
- Butter Lettuce
- Ryan’s Roasted Tomatoes : going both in and on our turkey burgers. Our Winter Tomato Guide will take you through how to select the best tomatoes this time of year.
- Red Onion: raw and sliced
Cast Iron Skillet Cutting Board Sharp Knives Metal Spatula High-Heat Cooking Oil
Got your sharp knife ready? We’ll focus on pretty fine cuts here. Start with 1/2 bunch of Parsley and get to chopping! De-stem your 2 Rosemary Sprigs and peel your 2-3 Garlic Cloves, then chop away at those too. Lastly, do the same with 1/4 cup of Ryan’s Roasted Tomatoes. Now it’s time to grab your meat.
Take the 2 lbs. of 93% lean Ground Turkey and place it in a large mixing bowl. Add all those prepped ingredients you just chopped in the last step, as well as 1 Caramelized Onion,1 tablespoon Salt, 1 teaspoon Pepper, and 1 tablespoon Olive Oil.
Now that everything’s all buddied up in your bowl, it’s time to get your hands dirty! But first, get them clean. Always wash hands before doing any cooking, but take the time for an extra wash when you’re getting extra handsy with your recipe. Mix and knead until fully combined—you want to make sure every bite of turkey burger has every delicious ingredient included. And this should go without saying but…go wash your hands again!
Form your mixture into patties. Go for six even and round portions—we’ll turn them into flattened patty shapes in step four.
Heat a large skillet (we prefer cast iron so we can stick it straight in the oven) over medium heat. Add 1-2 tablespoons of (important!) High Heat Cooking Oil like this one. Olive Oil prohibited, please. Add your burgers to the skillet and gently press them to form rounds. Avoid making them too flat—we’re making turkey patties, not turkey pancakes, y’all.
Now sprinkle each patty with salt. This is important! Salt seems like a small step, but it sure is a mighty one. Proper salting leads to good eats. Flip your turkey burger patties after 2-3 minutes and—you guessed it—salt the other side too.
Once you’ve sprinkled your patties with salt, stick your cast iron in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for about 8 minutes to make sure your turkey burgers are cooked through.
After about 8 minutes, top your patties with slices of cheese and let them bake again until the cheese is melted. It should only take about 1 minute. Get ready to toast your buns!
Turkey burgers—assemble! Grab your plates, everyone. You’re about to eat. Start with the bottom half of your toasted Burger Bun, then layer on your Butter Lettuce and Turkey Burger Patty. Top that with Ryan’s Roasted Tomatoes and slices of Red Onion, then cap it all off with the top of your toasted Burger Bun.
Now sit back and enjoy your juicy, fresh-tasting Roasted Tomato Turkey Burger—you’ve earned it.
Roasted Tomato Turkey Burgers
These roasted tomato turkey burgers are juicy and packed with fresh herbs, roasted tomatoes, and caramelized onions! A surefire hit with the family.
Roasted Tomato Turkey Burger
- 2 lb Ground Turkey 93% lean
- 1 Onion Caramelized
- ½ bunch Parsley Chopped
- 2 Rosemary Sprigs Picked and Chopped
- 2-3 cloves Garlic Peeled, Chopped
- ¼ cup Ryan's Roasted Tomatoes Chopped, plus more for serving
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 1 tbsp Salt plus more to taste
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 6 Sharp Cheddar Cheese Slices
- 1-2 tbsp High Heat Cooking Oil
- 6 buns toasted
- butter lettuce
- 1 cup Ryan's Roasted Tomatoes
- red onion slices
- Heat oven to 350℉
Combine all ingredients, except cooking oil and cheese, in a large mixing bowl.
- Mix until everything is fully incorporated.
- Form into 6 even portions, and place on a parchment lined sheet tray.
Heat a large cast iron pan over medium heat. Add cooking oil.
Distribute turkey burgers in pan, pressing into rounds. Season with extra salt to taste.
After 2-3 minutes, flip each pattie and season with salt to taste. Transfer cast iron pan to oven.
Cook the burgers to an internal temperature of 165℉ (about 8 minutes) and remove from the oven.
Top each burger with cheese slices and return to the oven for about 1-2 minutes, or until melted.
Remove burgers from oven and assemble with buns, lettuce, Ryan's Roasted Tomatoes, and red onion.
* These turkey burgers freeze very well, so if you only want to cook a few - wrap the remaining uncooked patties in plastic wrap and freeze. Allow to thaw before cooking.