Friday 28 July 2017

Maple Mustard Turkey Burgers #NationalHamburgerDay

Summer means more grilling!  Did you know that July 28th is National Hamburger Day?  I seems like every single day is a "day" for something.  But Hamburgers?  I had to jump on board by sharing a new burger recipe I came up with a couple of weeks ago!  Heather, from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks has kindly gathered a handful of fantastic burger recipes from other burger loving bloggers.  There is so much burger magic all in one place!  Be sure to check them all out at the end of this post...

Now, we normally eat a lot of beef in our household so I was looking to switch it up a bit with a different meat.  Ground poultry is so versatile.  And lean.  And just delicious!  Since it doesn't have a very high fat content, I thought adding a glaze would be a good idea to amp up the greatness even more.  My obsession with maple has been well documented in the past, so I won't bore you with the backstory of my choice.  See Morning Maple Muffins, Maple Pepper Glazed Chicken Wings, and Gingersnap Maple Pecan Ice Cream for further rambling about the awesomeness of maple.  It's essentially the first sweet flavor that pops into my mind....

Maple mustard turkey burger with melted white cheddar

The simplicity of this burger, with the sweet sticky maple mustard glaze is definitely going to become a new favorite here!   Dress these up with any additional toppings you would like.  I highly recommend white cheddar (who doesn't love gooey, melty cheese), and bacon....because it's bacon.  Additional dijon mustard doesn't hurt, either.

For the burger:
1 lb ground turkey
1 egg
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp ground mustard
1 clove minced garlic
1/4 cup very finely diced onion

1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tbsp whole grain dijon mustard
1/2 tsp soy sauce
Fresh ground pepper

4 large burger buns, and your favorite fixings

-Whisk together all glaze ingredients and set aside.  
-Stir together egg, breadcrumbs, pepper, salt, mustard, garlic and onions in a medium sized mixing bowl
-Gently but thoroughly combine the turkey with the above mixture.  Shape into patties with wet hands, as ground poultry can be sticky (I like larger burgers and this easily makes 4 large burgers)  It can be stretched to 5 or 6 thinner burgers.
-Grill on a lightly oiled, preheated grill until done.  Ground turkey cooks surprisingly quickly. I cook mine for about 5 minutes per side, and start brushing with the maple glaze in the last couple minutes of cooking, flipping once to re-coat.  Ground turkey should be cooked to 165F per Health Canada guidelines.   
-Assemble burgers on buns with toppings of your choice


  July 28th is National Hamburger Day and to celebrate these fabulous foodie bloggers are sharing their favorite burger recipes! Check them out now:


  1. Totally pinned this- looks and sounds amazing!

    1. They really are such a nice change from the everyday burger

  2. That glaze sounds so flavorful and delicious!

    1. I love a good glaze. It's such an easy way to add different flavors to everything!

  3. Love maple & mustard together!

  4. These sound like an amazing turkey burger! A way different take on most turkey burgers. I am going to have to try these next time we do turkey burgers!

    1. Thanks! Usually I'm all about beef, but these are such nice change for us.

  5. Turkey burgers are always a welcome change of pace.

  6. That glaze! I never would have thought to glaze a burger! It sounds amazing!

  7. I have been looking forever for a delicious turkey burger recipe. This sounds amazing! Pinned!

  8. I'm in love with your maple glaze! These burgers have to be amazing and I'll be making them soon to find out.