Turkey Burgers with Mango Chutney {Grill or Oven}

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Make these amazing Turkey Burgers with Mango Chutney in the oven or on the grill! Chutney and cheese add incredible flavor and ensures that the turkey burgers are moist and don’t fall apart…ever!

Turkey Burger with Mango Chutney on a bun

These are no ordinary ground turkey burgers. If you’ve had one that needed to be loaded down with condiments to mask the bland flavor, then you are in for a pleasant surprise. The secret ingredient is mango chutney. Plus, there’s a little cheese and onion mixed in too. 

For the sake of the picture, I used a bun. I also slathered a dollop of mango chutney and a few green onions on top of the patty.

Meanwhile, my photography assistant (aka darling daughter #2) and the Chief Grilling Officer (aka my hubby) were gobbling down these ground turkey burger sliders au naturel. No bun necessary! Just add a salad and enjoy…which cuts down on the carbs if that’s your goal.

They are a close cousin to our Turkey Meatloaf Muffins which are spiced with salsa. Either way, the secret is in the sauce!

Turkey Burgers with Mango Chutney – Step by Step Instructions

The process to make these burgers is quite similar to making meatloaf since there are ingredients mixed into the ground turkey.

Thinly slice about 2-3 green onions. Other types of onions, such as Vidalia onions or red onion also taste nice in this recipe.

Green Onion stalks and sliced pieces on a cutting board with a knife.

Add chopped green onion to a large bowl along with the other ingredients:

  • Panko breadcrumbs (or oatmeal to keep this recipe gluten-free)
  • Mozzarella cheese 
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Prepared mango chutney – buy it or check out this Homemade Mango Chutney by Simply Recipes. 

Combine these ingredients before adding the ground turkey. It seems like a minor thing. But by mixing these ingredients together first, it is easier to evenly distribute them in the ground turkey.

Ingredients for Healthy Turkey Burgers in a bowl

Next fold in the ground turkey. It doesn’t need to come from breast meat. We generally do use ground turkey breast, which is leaner but some say has less flavor. 

Tip: Don’t handle the turkey any more than necessary. Too much handling makes for a tough turkey burger!

Ground turkey in bowl on top of other ingredients for mango turkey burgers

Don’t you just love the blue gloves? They are a holdover from my days at the meal preparation store. You can buy them just about anywhere and you will never have to touch raw meat again!

For sliders, shape the meat into 1/4 cup sized patties. You will end up with about 12 smallish burgers. Of course, you can shape the meat mixture into any sized burgers. You can even press the meat into a meatloaf tin as we do for Easy Chicken Meatballs.

hands in blue gloves holding a raw turkey burger

Below are the ground turkey burgers that were handed off to the Chief Grilling Officer (CGO.) He will flatten them a little before they go on the grill.

I absolutely love grilling because dinner truly becomes a family affair. While the CGO is grilling away, the girls and I focus on sides and, of course, dessert. šŸ™‚

Healthy Ground Turkey Burgers in a glass baking dish

These little sliders only take about 2 minutes to cook on each side over medium heat on a grill. The meat should not be pink in the middle and should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Larger patties will take a few minutes longer to cook through.

These turkey burgers also cook nicely on a George Foreman grill. (Yes…we do have a lot of appliances around here!) Total cook time is only about 2 minutes and there is absolutely no grease (and no mess)  if you use ground turkey breast.

Ground Turkey Burgers with Mango Chutney in a line, slightly overlapping

 

How to Cook Turkey Burgers in the Oven

Turkey burgers are easily baked in a 350 degrees Fahrenheit oven. Place shaped turkey burgers on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. 

Cook for about 20 minutes, flipping the burgers half-way through so that both sides brown a little. Check the internal temperature the same as you do for grilling to ensure that it is safely cooked.

Mango Turkey Burger on Bun

How to Make Ahead and Freeze Turkey Burgers

Turkey Burgers are ideal to make ahead and freeze!

Shape the turkey meat mixture into patties of the desired size. Freeze them in a covered and tightly wrapped tin. You can also transfer them to a plastic bag that seals once they are frozen solid. Defrost completely before cooking.

Cooked burgers can also be stored in the freezer and microwaved when you are ready to eat one.

Choose your condiments wisely and pick a healthy, whole grain bun too and you’ve got a healthy turkey burger that happens to be very delicious too!

If you have leftover chutney, check out Mango Chutney Chicken and Brie Roll-Ups!

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Turkey Burgers with Mango Chutney {Oven or Grill}

These Turkey Burgers with mango chutney are so delicious you won't even need a bun! An easy recipe that can be made ahead and frozen.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 sliders
Calories: 93kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs or oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/4 cup green onion thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup mango chutney
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • Optional rolls and toppings for serving

Instructions

  • Add the first 6 ingredients to a large bowl and mix well.
  • Add ground turkey to the bowl and fold in the other ingredients so that they are evenly distributed throughout the meat. Don't overmix or the meat will be tough when cooked.
  • Shape patties into desired size. Sliders will be about 1/4 cup of meat. Or, use about 1/2 cup of the mixture for a standard-sized burger.

To Grill Turkey Burgers

  • Grill over medium heat for about 3-minutes on each side. Larger sized burgers will take a little longer

To Bake Turkey Burgers in the Oven

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Place patties on a baking sheet coated with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  • Under any cooking method, burgers should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Serve in a bun, lettuce wrap or over salad greens.

Nutrition

Serving: 12g | Calories: 93kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 167mg | Potassium: 132mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1.2% | Vitamin C: 1.5% | Calcium: 3.3% | Iron: 2.8%
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Comments

  1. Oooh, Marjory, these really do sound great! I found these in our Stumble Upon for Bloggers FB group. I stumbled, and liked them so well that I pinned, too! Thanks! šŸ™‚

  2. Nellie Tracy says

    Seriously the best turkey burger I’ve ever had! Love these!

  3. wilhelmina says

    These burgers are incredibly moist and delicious!

  4. Molly Spradley says

    This recipe was great! I had to make it gluten free and the choice of oats made them dry. But luckily I always test cook a tiny amount so I added more chutney (my homemade) and a good drizzle of avocado oil and that fixed that. Maybe next time I’ll use some cooked quinoa…that would bump up the protein too. This is definitely a keeper because I’ve been stumped finding a good chutney/turkey burger recipe to use it up until now. Your recipe is so much better than the Mar-a-Lago one, thank you for posting it! Now I’ve got to get busy and look at the other yummy recipes you’ve got here. It is nice to ‘meet’ you!

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