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Turkey Pan Burgers

Ever have one of those days where you want a homemade burger but you don’t have any propane in your propane tank resulting in an unusable grill? Yep. I had one of those days last week. We ran out of propane and haven’t made it to the store to get a refill. I had some ground turkey at home and I felt like having a burger for dinner. But I had to make it on the skillet. Skillet burgers aren’t always that great, in my opinion. To me, a burger needs to be grilled in order to be perfect. However, I threw together a recipe that made some awesome little turkey pan burgers (haha, get the pun there – panburgers instead of hamburgers) You probably have all of the necessary ingredients on hand to make these tasty little burgers. I will be making them again once we have propane so I can try them on the grill. I know they will taste magnificent grilled! I hope you enjoy this recipe. 


  • 1lb ground turkey
  • 1/3 C ground oats
  • 1/4 C finely chopped onion
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp parmesean cheese
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil

1. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well 
2. Form the meat mixture into 4 patties
3. Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Cook the patties for about 5-6 minutes on each side, flipping often to prevent from burning.
Serve on burger buns or eat plain. We ate ours with rice and gravy. They were really good.

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6 comments on “Turkey Pan Burgers”

  1. Love it! I use turkey ground now, and this is a great hamburger recipe, I will use this next week when I make hamburgers!

  2. They look delicious!

  3. Good and healthy! Yum!

    julie @ Naptime Review

  4. I'm intrigued by the addition if oats! We don't make burgers very often but I think I'll try this recipe the next time we do!
    Thanks for linking up to Mom's Test Meal Mondays!

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    can't wait to keep reading along!

    stop by sometime!

  6. Julie,
    These look great! I started adding Worcestershire sauce to my burgers last year and I love it. Makes all the difference in the world. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.