Recipe By Jennifer B
Published Apr 4th
Prep 15m Cook 8m Additional - Ready In 23m
Servings 4 servings Calories 197.1

This recipe has wonderful flavor and the water chestnuts give it great texture. My husband loves meat but he’d prefer this over regular hamburgers anyway! Make batches ahead of time and freeze the patties using waxed paper to separate.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • ⅓ cup chopped water chestnuts
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.
  2. 2 Mix ground turkey, onion, water chestnuts, bell pepper, garlic, parsley, soy sauce, water, ginger, salt, and pepper in a bowl; shape into 4 patties.
  3. 3 Cook the turkey burgers on the preheated grill until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 4 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 197.1
  • Carbohydrate 4.7 g
  • Cholesterol 90.1 mg
  • Fat 9.8 g
  • Fiber 0.9 g
  • Protein 22.8 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5 g
  • Sodium 597.5 mg
  • Sugar 1.4 g


  1. my turkey burgers kept falling apart. not sure why...
  2. Delicious and I will be making these again! I skipped the water chestnuts and added a pinch of Cajun seasoning for some flare. The burgers were a little too moist so next I won't add any water.
  3. I've been searching for a turkey burger recipe that I really liked and this is by far the best recipe I've tried. I didn't add water and cooked them on a George Foreman grill and they were great! I also used Gouda cheese and it went well with the burgers. All of the ingredients blend - Read more ...
  4. The fresh ginger makes a difference (I freeze mine in a bag and just cut off what I need). These are good. I left out the salt. I didn't have water chestnuts but did use the green pepper. I took the advice to use a garlic aioli spread on top- I will use just hot - Read more ...
  5. This was pretty darn good! I didn't have fresh ginger only powdered but it was amazing..will do again!
  6. I've never made turkey burgers before and never really liked the ones I've had at restaurants but these had a lot of flavor and did not fall apart. My husband loved them. Thanks for the recipe!
  7. Made this tonight and they were delicious!! I didn't add the water and they were great...Served with a sauce I made with about 1/2 cup light mayo 1/2 Tbsp. sriracha sauce and juice of a lime all mixed together....LOVED it!!
  8. As much as I've wanted to be a fan of ground turkey, I wasn't...UNTIL I had these burgers. The only thing I did differently was omit the water, as it just didn't need it. You get a nice little crunch from the water chestnuts and just a hint of the soy sauce. I dressed the - Read more ...
  9. Our family enjoyed this turkey recipe very much! My husband is not fond of ground turkey but told me he'd love this meal again! I paired it with some fried rice which I made with leftover white rice we had from last night's dinner and it was really delicious! I followed the recipe exactly optioning - Read more ...
  10. I used dinner rolls and made "sliders" intead of full size burgers. Grilled pineapple on top was very good. Don't get lazy, the freah ginger and garlic are worth the effort! I did not add 1 T water

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