Instant Pot Juicy Turkey Burgers

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Juicy Turkey Burgers may seem allusive, however, cooking them in this Instant Pot method will insure, moist, tender, flavorful burgers every time.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
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Juicy Turkey Burgers may seem allusive, however, cooking them in this Instant Pot method will insure, moist, tender, flavorful burgers every time.

A picture of  a turkey burger on a white plate with the instant pot in the background.

Making Juicy Turkey burgers, just got a lot easier. Cooking them in the instant pot pressurizes all the moisture and flavor back into the burger. They are not dry or dull but bursting with flavor.

What makes an Instant Pot work? Find out more here.

  • Less than 30 Minute Meal: Less than 30 minutes to make
  • Easy Ingredients: All pantry staples or easy finds.
  • Family Friendly: They are so flavorful, everyone loves them
  • Adaptable: Change it up and make them your own.
  • Makes Great Leftovers: Wonderful for meal prep.
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What You Need to Make Juicy Turkey Burgers

Ingredients

Turkey burger, buns and condiments needed to make burgers.

Equipment

How to Make Turkey Burgers- Step by Step

Burger pressed and wrapped in foil, burgers in the instant pot, done burgers and add assembled burgers.
  • Separate: First, portion meat into 4 equal parts.
  • Season: Second, season each burger and wrap it in foil sealing it closed.
  • Cook: Next, add water to the instant pot and place burgers on a trivet. Pressure cook on high for 15 minutes or until meat reaches 165 degrees.
  • Assemble: Finally: manually release the pressure, unwrap the burgers and assemble with your favorite toppings.

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Common Questions About Turkey Burgers

HOW DO I KEEP TURKEY BURGERS FROM DRYING OUT?

There are two key reasons that turkey burgers are dry. Specifically, they are very low in fat so they do not have the benefit of moisture and also overcooking the meat. By using the instant pot, the moisture will stay locked into the burger and likewise using a meat thermometer will allow you to cook the burger to the right temperature without drying it out.

MUSHY TURKEY BURGERS?

If you are cooking a turkey burger and adding a lot of extras such as eggs, milk, broth to add moisture you can get a mushy burger. The instant pot recipe should alleviate that problem.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, simply increase or decrease the amounts as necessary. You can stack the burgers in the instant pot if you need more.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE FROZEN?

Absolutely, you can prep the burgers and cook them from a thawed or frozen state. Simply increase your cookin time so that your burgers reach 165 degrees.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH INSTANT POT JUICY TURKEY BURGERS

>The best Burger Sauce
>Homemade BBQ Sauce
>10 Minute Caramelized Onions

Of course, this turkey burger would go great with any traditional picnic side. I would serve it with this Instant Pot Potato Salad.

ARE TURKEY BURGERS HEALTHIER?

Turkey burgers are indeed healthier than a traditional beef burger as long as you purchase a good quality turkey meat.

Side View of the Burger on a white plate,

Expert Tips for Making the Best Turkey Burgers

  • Add Cheese: After cooking, dump out the water, open the packets and top with your favorite cheese and then close lid and allow the heat to melt your cheese.
  • Better buns: A better bun makes a better burger, therefore experiment with a potato, onion, or brioche roll to make an amazing burger.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add create a burger station with all your favorite toppings, tomato, lettuce, pickles etc. and allow everyone to create their own masterpiece.
  • Chili: Make it a chili or texas burger by adding your own chili.
  • Air fryer: If you do not have any Instant pot, they can be cooked in the air fryer. Cook on 360 degrees for 15 minutes.

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Instant Pot Turkey Burgers

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Juicy Turkey Burgers may seem allusive, however, cooking them in this Instant Pot method will insure, moist, tender, flavorful burgers every time.
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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground turkey meat
  • 2 Teaspoons Burger Seasoning
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp parsley, chopped or dried
  • 4 hamburger buns

Instructions

  • Portion meat into 4 equal parts. Burgers will shrink in the instant pot so flatten them to be bigger than your bun.
  • Season each burger and wrap it in foil sealing it closed
  • Add one cup of water to the instant pot and place burgers on a trivet.
  • Close the lid and seal the pressure valve.
  • Pressure cook on high for 15 minutes to make sure meat comes to 165 degrees. Cook for longer as needed.
  • Manually release the pressure, unwrap the burgers and assemble with your favorite toppings

Expert Tips

  • Add Cheese: After cooking, dump out the water, open the packets and top with your favorite cheese and then close lid and allow the heat to melt your cheese.
  • Better buns: A better bun makes a better burger, therefore experiment with a potato, onion, or brioche roll to make an amazing burger.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add create a burger station with all your favorite toppings, tomato, lettuce, pickles etc. and allow everyone to create their own masterpiece.
  • Chili: Make it a chili or texas burger by adding your own chili.
  • Air fryer: If you do not have any Instant pot, they can be cooked in the air fryer. Cook on 360 degrees for 15 minutes.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 47g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 372mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 332IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 162mg | Iron: 5mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: instant pot, turkey

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