Mozzarella BBQ Turkey Burgers

These delicious turkey (or beef) burgers are made extra flavorful with mozzarella cheese, barbecue sauce, and a hint of Worcestershire sauce!

There’s nothing that says summer like a burger, potato salad, and some fresh fruit (well, for me anyway).

Most of the animal products that Casey and I consume consist of poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy.  Beef and pork aren’t eaten very often around our house, and I personally don’t care for either.  For this reason, you probably won’t see a whole lot of recipes that use those meats on my blog.  Occasionally, perhaps, but not often.

However, one thing I do enjoy every now and then is a good beef burger, and there was a time when I was skeptical about turkey burgers.  I thought that a turkey burger simply couldn’t be as good as one containing beef.

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Well, after testing this recipe the other week, I find that I will have to rescind that opinion, because these burgers turned out to be quite tasty.  Even Casey, after admiting he was initially unenthused on seeing what I was fixing for dinner, announced that they were so good he could happily eat two.

Mozzarella BBQ Turkey Burger--KintheKitchen

I jazzed the burgers up with some mozzarella cheese, used rolled oats to help them hold together better, and added a little barbecue sauce and Worcestershire sauce.

Instead of grilling outdoors I decided to cook them inside, due to the mosquitoes being in such a murderous state.  Seriously, folks, I can’t even open my front door right now without the bloodthirsty swarm attempting to invade my home.  It’s like something from an Alfred Hitchcock movie.

Mozzarella BBQ Turkey Burger -KintheKitchen

Topped with some garden fresh tomatoes, that burger couldn’t get much tastier, and it’s healthy too!  Two points for Katherine.  Zero points for the mosquitoes.

Note:  If you have an extreme dislike for turkey, you can always sub it out with beef.  This recipe will work well for either.

Mozzarella BBQ Turkey Burgers

  • Servings: 4 burgers
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  • 1 lb. ground turkey (or beef)
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup +1 Tablespoon barbecue sauce, divided
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • tomatoes, lettuce, and/or other desired toppings


Combine ground turkey, shredded cheese, oats, 2 Tablespoons of the barbecue sauce, and Worcestershire sauce in a large bowl and mix with spoon or with hands until well combined.  Shape into 4 patties.

Place patties in saucepan over medium heat and cook about 4-5 minutes each side or until centers are no longer pink, OR place patties on grill and cook about 4-5 minutes each side or until cooked through.  During last 1-2 minutes of cooking time, top burgers with remaining 3 Tablespoons barbecue sauce.

Serve in hamburger buns with desired toppings.

~K in the Kitchen


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