Turkey Meatloaf Burger

Culinary Setting
Meal Type
Main Course, Entrée, Sandwich, Wrap
45 MIN

About this Dish

Rethink your weeknight meatloaf recipe in this upgraded turkey burger application that pairs beloved flavors of a timeless recipe with a new twist! You might want to grab a handful of extra napkins, too.

Cooking Style
Ground Turkey
Dish Type


1 1/2 lbs ground turkey

1 c minced onion, grilled

2 tbsp tomato paste or tomato puree

2 tsp soy sauce

1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

4 English muffins, toasted

Coleslaw, optional

Ketchup, optional

BBQ sauce, optional


Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and set aside.

In a large bowl, add the ground turkey, onions, tomato paste, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix just until everything comes together. Make sure not to overmix!

Using your hands, form the mixture into four equal portions and shape them into 1” thick patties. Transfer them to the lined baking sheet and chill for at least 30 minutes. This can be done up to a day in advance.

Preheat your grill on medium high heat.

Once the grill has reached temperature (around 450°F), it’s time to oil the grates. This prevents the burgers from sticking and helps facilitate those classic grill marks! Using grilling tongs, rub the grates with a wad of paper towels dipped in canola oil, making sure to coat the grates well. Give the grill 5-10 minutes to get back up to temperature after oiling.

With a metal spatula, transfer the chilled patties on to the grill. Cook for about 5-6 minutes then flip and cook for another 5-6 minutes, until the burgers are slightly charred and golden. An instant read thermometer will reach 165°F when the burgers are done.

Once they are done, transfer patties to a serving platter.

Serve on toasted English muffins with a healthy dollop of coleslaw and BBQ sauce. Or top with your favorite burger toppings.