Turkey burgers are probably one of my favorite things to make when seasoned properly. They're simple to make and you can eat whatever sides you like with them which is great for switching things up. They make decent leftovers and you can use them for cutting as well.

Turkey Sloppy Joes

Total servings: 4 without sides, 4 with sides

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition facts per meal (with sides): 1700 calories, 100g protein, 22g carbs, 48g fat

Required Equipment

large skillet (or multiple skillets depending on the size)

bowl for mixing turkey and spices

digital thermometer

oven (if eating sides)

baking tray (if eating sides)

small skillet (if eating sides)

Main Ingredients

  • ground turkey breast (raw) (2 lbs, approx 900g), (952 calories, 206g protein, 0g carbs, 12g fat)
  • soy sauce (1 teaspoon)
  • worcestershire sauce (1 teaspoon)
  • 1 egg (raw), (approx 50g), (72 calories, 6g protein, 0g carbs, 5g fat)
  • coconut oil (1 tablespoon, approx 14g), (117 calories, 0g protein, 0g carbs, 14g fat)
  • assorted toppings (lettuce, pickles, onion, etc.)
  • thin buns (or regular for more calories) (4) (400 calories, 20g protein, 88g carbs, 4g fat)
  • spices
    • garlic granules (1 teaspoon)
    • onion granules (1 teaspoon)
    • cayenne pepper (1/4 teaspoon or less)
    • dried dill (1/2 teaspoon)
    • salt (1/2 teaspoon)
    • pepper (1/2 teaspoon)

Nutrition total: 1320 calories, 212g protein, 16g carbs, 48g fat

Nutrition per meal: 440 calories, 70g protein, 5g carbs, 16g fat

Variable Sides

  • Sweet potato fries (4 bag, approx 504g each), (3360 calories, 24g protein, 576g carbs, 120g fat)
  • spicy baked beans (4 cans, approx 2 cups, 455g each), (1680 calories, 96g protein, 292g carbs, 8g fat)

Nutrition total: 5040 calories, 120g protein, 868 carbs, 128g fat

Nutrition per meal: 1260 calories, 30g protein, 217g carbs, 32g fat

Preparation Instructions

  • Mix the spices, egg, soy sauce, and worcestershire sauce in a large bowl
  • Add the ground turkey breast to the bowl and mix thoroughly to combine
  • Form 4 patties approximately 1/2 lb (226g) each, you want to make sure these aren't too thick or they won't cook all the way, they will be loose so just form them as well as you can
  • Heat up the skillet(s) and when water immediately sizzles off add the coconut oil (ONLY WHEN THERE IS NO WATER REMAINING)
  • Make sure the oil properly coats the pan, and once it's shimmering add your turkey patties
  • Reduce heat to medium and allow patties to cook, after ~6-8 minutes check bottom of patties, if a crust is formed flip them over and start cooking the second side
  • Once 6-8 minutes have elapsed on the second side use the thermometer to confirm the insides have reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit (74C)
  • Remove patties from pan and allow to rest for 2 minutes
  • Top with any toppings you want and plate with your sides

Tools Used

Pots and pans (Amazon Affiliate link)

Baking sheet (Amazon Affiliate link)

Meat thermometer (Standard link)

As usual all weight/calories/protein for things like meat are taken in an uncooked state and will be noted as such since there's too many variables. All nutrition values are taken from a Google search such as yellow onion nutrition. This means that nutritional counts may be slightly inaccurate, these are all approximations.